Benin has different climatic regions. In the North there is only one wet season, whereas the South has two rainy seasons. Rain does not only vary geographically but also due to El Niño events that bring drier conditions. Normally seasonal precipitation declines especially from April to June. Despite this decreasing average rainfall trend, selective heavy rains and floods are recurring. Due to an increase in droughts, surface water decreases leading to water scarcity. Sea level rise is causing saline intrusion of coastal aquifers, which together with the spread in water borne diseases causes severe health problems. Rising temperatures are causing a disruption in the physiology of livestock and the productivity of fish.
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