Waiting for the rain...
Roff, Senegal experiences two seasons each year, a rainy season normally lasting from sometime in late July / early August until the beginning of October, and a long dry season for the remainder of the year. This year, the rainy season has been really slow to begin, and many people are worried about the amount of rainwater that will fall, which fills the water table and provides much needed water for the rest of the year. The following table shows the average expected rainfall for the region:
This year, however, we received no rain in June, two short showers in July, and no rain for the first three weeks of August.