By Gift Briton
Moderate rainfall is expected over most parts of the East Africa region, according to the weekly report of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Climate Prediction and Application Centre(ICPAC).
These areas include Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, northern and western Tanzania, central and western Kenya, southern Ethiopia, southern South Sudan, and a few areas in northern Somalia.
However, most parts of northern and eastern Ethiopia, central South Sudan, eastern and northern Kenya, southern Tanzania and Somalia are likely to receive light rainfall with dry conditions expected over Sudan, northern South Sudan, northern Eritrea and parts of Eritrea, Djibouti, and central Somalia.
Residents are warned to stay on the lookout for the heavy to very heavy rainfall expected over parts of cross-borders regions of Kenya-Ethiopia-South Sudan, and a few regions in northern Somalia, eastern, and southern Ethiopia, north-eastern to southern Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, northern Burundi, and Tanzania.
Furthermore, ICPAC notes that other rainfall anomalies including wetter than usual conditions are expected over parts of southern South Sudan, central to southern Ethiopia, northern Somalia, Uganda, Rwanda, north-eastern Burundi, and central to northern Tanzania with drier than usual conditions forecasted over parts of central to southern Kenya, southern Somalia, and northern Tanzania.
Meanwhile, some parts of north-western Sudan, southern to northern Ethiopia, southern Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and central to western Kenya are expected to experience cold conditions.
The regional weather body further predicts that warmer than usual temperatures are expected in most of the Great Horn of Africa(GHA) including Eritrea, Ethiopia, northern Somalia, eastern and southern Sudan, north-western South Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, central Kenya, and parts of north-western and central Tanzania and colder than usual temperatures over parts of central to northern Sudan, eastern South Sudan, and north-eastern Kenya.
ICPAC further reveals that throughout November most countries including southern Ethiopia, central to southern Somalia, Kenya, south-eastern South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania are likely to experience drier than normal conditions. Furthermore, Northern Somalia, much of Ethiopia, much of South Sudan, and Sudan are likely to be generally dry in throughout November.
Conversely, wetter than usual conditions are expected over northern coastal Sudan and parts of Djibouti in the month of November. Also, warmer than usual conditions are expected over most parts of the region with average temperatures likely over northern Ethiopia, central South Sudan, and south-western Uganda into Rwanda.