A warmer than usual season is expected in eastern Africa starting next month with some few areas experiencing much colder than usual season.May 20th 2020 · 1 min read
The June –September weather forecast by the IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) indicates that warmer than usual season will be experienced in coastal parts of the region from Eritrea to Tanzania, central Ethiopia, Burundi, Rwanda, northern and central Sudan, and western South Sudan.
While a colder than usual season is expected for the central parts of the region, including central and eastern South Sudan, western Ethiopia, and Lake Victoria basin.
A wetter than usual rainy season is expected over western and central Sudan, southwestern Ethiopia, southeastern South Sudan, western Kenya, eastern and central Uganda.
The season is expected to start early in most farming areas of the region.
Considering the ongoing simultaneous emergencies affecting the region, including floods, the desert locust invasion and the Covid-19 pandemic, governments are encouraged to use the seasonal forecast to adjust contingency plans.
Regional weather forecast authorities are also advised to update governments with ten days and monthly forecasts.
June to September is an important season for Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, and Uganda. A wetter than usual season is forecasted for western and central Sudan, southwestern Ethiopia, southeastern South Sudan, western Kenya, eastern and central Uganda.
The rest of the region is expected to receive the usual rainfall, except for a limited area of coastal of Somalia, where less than usual rain is expected.
An early start of the rains is expected over central and southern Sudan, central and southeastern Ethiopia, South Sudan, southern Eritrea and western Kenya. A delayed start of the rains is expected in eastern Somalia and Ethiopia, Djibouti, northern Eritrea, northern Sudan and Uganda.