By Gift Briton

High levels of heat stress are expected to continue in northern Sudan and coastal Eritrea in the next seven days, with warmer-than-average temperatures predicted over most places of the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA).

This is according to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development(IGAD)’s Climate Prediction and Application Centre(ICPAC) weekly weather forecast.

The prediction also shows that few areas including the northern regions of Ethiopia and western Eritrea are likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall.

Moderate rainfall is expected over southern Sudan, northern and south-western South Sudan, western Eritrea and northern Ethiopia although other places including much of Somalia, Djibouti, southern Ethiopia, central to western Kenya, and central to northern Uganda will most likely receive light rainfall.

However, ICPAC notes that Rwanda, Burundi, central to western Tanzania, eastern and northern Kenya, eastern South Sudan and north-western Sudan are expected to experience dry conditions during the forecast period.

The weather body has also predicted that rainfall anomalies are expected over several areas where wetter than usual conditions are expected over parts of north-eastern and southeastern Sudan, Eritrea, and northern to north-eastern Ethiopia.

Uganda, South Sudan, central to southern Sudan, and central to western Ethiopia and parts of central to western Kenya are expected to be drier than usual.

Hot temperatures of more than 32 ℃ are expected over north-western Somalia, north-eastern Ethiopia, Djibouti, coastal Eritrea and northern Sudan with the rest of the areas across the region likely to experience moderate to mild temperatures.