For the first time in history, Senegal held a National Climate Outlook Forum, convening representatives from many different to discuss the 2017 seasonal precipitation forecast for Senegal.
The seasonal forecast for July-August-September provides normal to wet (above normal) rainfall over most of the country. The probability is 40%. The start of the rainy season will be early to normal over much of the country with a high risk of dry spells early in the season. Downscaled forecasts at sub regional were also provided for a better sectoral planning.