As we transition from the dry to the wet season and considering that we forecast a normal to slightly higher than normal June to August period, we see no short-term drought concern for the entire country. See the map below.
This 12 month SPI-based drought outlook uses data through to April 2017, with potential impacts on large surface water reserves and groundwater. In general negative impacts are expected if the SPI is less than or equal to -1.3 (very dry or worse ref: CDPMN). The current 12-month SPI-based drought outlook for the country shows that there is no drought concern for the entire country. See the map below.