By Gift Briton
Temperatures across the Greater Horn of Africa are likely to be warmer than usual during the next seven days, according to the latest weather forecast for the period beginning 19th– 26th September.
The Intergovernmental Authority On Development (IGAD’s) Climate Prediction and Application Centre (ICPAC) forecasts that central to northern Sudan, coastal regions of Eritrea, Afar region of Ethiopia, parts of Djibouti and north-western coastal regions of Somalia are expected to experience hot temperatures of more than 32 ℃.
On the other hand, temperatures in the southern parts of Sudan, South Sudan, southern Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, northern and eastern Kenya, and western and south-eastern Tanzania, will fluctuate between 20-32℃ during the forecast period. The rest of the region is expected to experience mild temperature conditions of less than 20℃.
ICPAC also predicts that several areas across the region are likely to receive more rainfall during this period including southern Sudan, western and northern Ethiopia, northern and southern Somalia, southern Uganda and most parts of Rwanda.
Heavy rainfall is particularly expected in south-western Ethiopia whereas southern Sudan, western and northern South Sudan, parts of southern Uganda and northern Somalia are likely to get moderate rainfall.
Central Sudan, Eritrea, Djibouti, central to southern Somalia, southern and north-eastern Ethiopia, parts of eastern and western Kenya, central Uganda and Rwanda are likely to receive little rainfall.
Dry conditions, however, are expected over central to northern Sudan, central to western and southern Tanzania and parts of eastern and northern Kenya.