Above average rainfall in most parts of Ethiopia will continue for 10 more days, bringing with it the risk of flooding.

The statement was made on Friday by the Ethiopian Metrology Agency (EMA), which said the above average rainfall is expected to benefit agricultural producing areas of central, northern and western regions of the East African country.

However the agency said the excessive rainfall carries the risk of flooding in parts of Ethiopia’s agricultural producing areas.

It further recommended farmers and local authorities to take preventive steps.

EMA also said parts of northeastern Ethiopia are expected in contrast to have dwindling rainfall during the next 10 days.

The announcement by the agency came amid Ethiopia’s battle with ongoing drought that has hit parts of the country, rendering close to 8.5 million people in need of emergency food aid. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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