11-20 November 2022 (Dekadal Agrometeorologicals)

According to the weather forecast, in the coming third dekad of November 2022, the Bega season dry moisture condition is expected to prevail across Kiremet rain benefiting areas of 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 Oromia regions of Jimma, Ilubababora, Western Arsi and Bale, Western and Eastern Harerge in some parts and Borena and Guji zones, Gambela region of Angewak zone, SNNPR region of Gedeo, Gamo,Gofa and segon peoples zones, Sidama region, south-wester Ethiopia region and Somali regions of Afder, Liben and Gode zones expected rainfall 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.