By Joyce Ojanji

Warmer than usual temperatures are expected in most parts of Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, South Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and northern parts of Sudan, according to the region’s meteorological body- Climate Prediction and Application Centre (ICPAC).

It is most likely that hot temperatures (above 32 ℃) will be experienced over central and eastern parts of Sudan, north-western parts of Eritrea, and north-eastern Ethiopia.

In areas such as the western and north-eastern Sudan, South Sudan, much of Uganda, most parts of Tanzania, eastern and northern Kenya, Somalia, Djibouti, western and eastern parts of Ethiopia, the temperature is likely to fluctuate from moderate to high, ranging between 20 – 32℃, while other regions are likely to experience mild temperatures of less than 20℃.

According to ICPAC, most parts of Eastern Africa region are likely to receive low rainfall throughout the week, with dry conditions expected over central to northern Sudan, eastern and northern Kenya, eastern Rwanda, much of Burundi and central to western Tanzania.

However, very heavy to heavy rainfall is expected over isolated areas in South Sudan, southern Sudan and northern Ethiopia and moderate rainfall over southern coastal Somalia, central to western Ethiopia, southern Sudan, central to western South Sudan and isolated areas in western Kenya and Uganda.

Central and eastern Sudan, south-eastern South Sudan, Eritrea, most parts of Uganda, northern and southern Ethiopia, most parts of Somalia, Rwanda, coastal and western Kenya, and coastal and southern Tanzania are likely to experience light rainfall.

Wetter than usual conditions expected over southern Sudan, north-western South Sudan, central to northern Ethiopia, northern and coastal Somalia, isolated parts in Eritrea, western Kenya into eastern and northern Uganda while drier than usual conditions expected over most parts of Uganda, South Sudan, and few regions over southern Ethiopia.

Furthermore, cooler than usual temperatures expected over southern Sudan, and isolated regions in central Ethiopia, northern Somalia, and central Kenya.