By Gift Briton
Most places in the Eastern Africa region likely to continue experiencing a general reduction of rainfall with warmer than average temperatures through to May 23.
This is according the Intergovernmental Authority on Development(IGAD)’s Climate Prediction and Application Centre(ICPAC) weekly weather prediction.
According to ICPAC, only south-western Ethiopia and a few places of western Kenya and north-eastern Uganda are likely to experience heavy to very heavy rainfall whereas the remaining places are likely to receive moderate to light rainfall during the forecast period.
Western and central Ethiopia, most parts of South Sudan, northern and eastern Uganda, western Kenya, and isolated areas in north-eastern Somalia, Rwanda, western Burundi, coastal and southern parts of Tanzania, most parts of Somalia, central to southern Uganda, most parts of Eritrea, parts of western Kenya, and southern Sudan are likely to experience moderate to light rainfall.
However, central to northern Sudan, southern Eritrea, Djibouti, north-eastern and south-eastern Ethiopia, northern and eastern Kenya, and most parts of central, northern, and southern Tanzania will remain generally dry.
Furthermore, southern regions of South Sudan, southern Ethiopia, Somalia, coastal regions of Tanzania, and eastern and northern Kenya are expected to experience drier than usual conditions.
Wetter than usual condition is expected over western Ethiopia, northern South Sudan, northern and eastern Uganda, and western Kenya.
Hot temperatures of more than 32 ℃ is expected over southern and eastern Sudan, north-western and central Eritrea, and Afar region in Ethiopia, with the remaining areas likely to experience moderate to mild temperatures of less than 32 ℃.
ICPAC also predicts that cooler than usual temperatures are expected over northern and eastern Kenya and parts of western Ethiopia.