ICPAC: Expect Warmer than Normal Temperatures in Eastern Africa
By Mary Hearty
In the next seven days, warmer than normal temperatures are expected over most parts of the Eastern Africa region, according to IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Centre (ICPAC) weekly weather forecast.
These areas include southern, western and coastal Sudan, South Sudan, central to northern Uganda, north-eastern and south-eastern Ethiopia, Somalia, northern and eastern Kenya, and parts of western and eastern Tanzania, where temperatures will range between 20-32 degrees Celsius.
While temperatures above 32 degrees Celsius are expected over central and eastern Sudan, Afar region in north-eastern Ethiopia, parts of Eritrea, Djibouti, and north western coastal Somalia
However, some areas of eastern South Sudan are likely to experience cooler than normal temperatures with moderate to heavy rainfall ranging between 50-200 millimeters.
On the other hand, light rainfall that is less than 50 millimeters is expected over expected over central Sudan, north-western Eritrea, parts of eastern Ethiopia, Djibouti, northern, central and southern Somalia, much of Uganda, western, central and coastal Kenya, and coastal and southern Tanzania.
Regions such as northern Sudan, north-eastern and south-eastern Ethiopia, north-eastern Somalia, northern and eastern Kenya, southern Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and central to western Tanzania will possibly experience dry conditions.