1-10_Nov_2022 (Dekadal Agrometeorologicals)

According to the weather forecast, in the coming second dekad of November 2022, the Bega season dry moisture condition is expected to prevail across the country. The forecasted dry and sunny condition should be taken as good opportunity to perform harvest and post-harvest activities over the place where Meher season crops are fully matured. Thus, farmers are strongly advised to use this opportunity to collect fully matured crops in the meanwhile. However, in line with the expected dry weather condition, along with the night and early morning cold weather may gradually increases over the highland of the country and it may lead to the formation of frost that in turn may have slight negative impact on fruit, vegetables and other horticulture plants as well as crops which are not fully matured and ready to harvest. We recommended that Farmers and agricultural experts provide close monitoring and take appropriate action to save crops can be damaged. On the other hand, over most parts of Oromia, including east Harerge, Arsi, east Arsi, Gambela, Benshangul-Gumuze zones, most of southern parts of SNNP, south western region Keffa and Maji zones and some zones of southern Somali expected slight to moderate rainfall on the first few days of the dekad and this may be favourable for Bega season crops and perennial plants as well as to ensure the availability of pasture and drinking water for the pastoral and agro pastoral community