By Gift Briton

In the next seven days, central Somalia and south-eastern Ethiopia are likely to receive very heavy rainfall, with rains in South Sudan, Uganda, western Ethiopia, and a few parts of northern Somalia, western, northern Kenya and northern Tanzania also expected to be more than usual.

On the other hand, the forecast by Intergovernmental Authority On Development (IGAD)’s Climate Prediction and Application Centre (ICPAC) also indicates that northern Sudan, central to northern Ethiopia, central to southern Tanzania and parts of eastern and northern Kenya, northern Somalia and western Eritrea will most likely remain dry.

According to ICPAC, most parts of the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) will experience warmer than usual temperatures, during which, temperatures in parts of central to eastern Sudan and Afar region in Ethiopia are likely to be above 32 ℃.

Most parts of Tanzania, Burundi, Uganda, Somalia, South Sudan, Djibouti, Eritrea, Sudan, northern and eastern Kenya are expected to experience average temperatures, while temperatures in the northern, central to southern Ethiopia, western Kenya, and other isolated regions in Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania.