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Fevereiro mais seco de sempre no sul de África

By Phil Bainbridge

March 8, 2024 - Grandes parte da Zâmbia, Botswana e Zimbabué tiveram a menor
pluviosidade de fevereiro desde que há registos, segundo estimativas por satélite, devido ao fenómeno El Niño exacerbado pela mudança climática.

The flow of the River Zambezi is less than a quarter of what it was during the same period in 2023, and water levels in Lake Kariba are expected to be the lowest since 1981.

Water storage for power generation at Kariba Dam - the world’s largest - are at only 15% of capacity, leaving Zambia, whjich relies on hydropower for 85% of its electricity facing power outages. Maize production in Zambia - where 45% of planted areas are destroyed – Zimbabwe, southern Malawi and central Mozambique are badly hit, with food security likely to be impacted.

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PUBLISHED: 08/03/2024; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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