Kiremt2014 (Seasonal Agrometeorologicals)

During Kiremt 2014, the observed moisture condition throughout the months benefited Meher agricultural activities, availability of pasture and drinking water over pastoral and agro-pastoral areas, without considerable late onset of Kiremet rain and slight moisture stress observed over some low lands of eastern half and central parts of the country .

The indicated good moisture status and increase in vegetation cover and Rangeland index based on WRSI on the selected analogue years particularly on the month of October and November expected to favor not fully matured Meher crops, late sown pulses and Oil crops, perennial plants and availability of pasture and water. the situation confirmed by seasonal probabilistic forecast by given Bega 2014/15 is highly likely to be under normal climate with tending to moderately wetter than the normal condition