Hot, Dry Conditions Expected in Most Parts of Eastern Africa
By Gift Briton
In the next seven days, most parts of Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Uganda, and northern and eastern Kenya are likely to remain dry.
This is according to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development(IGAD)’s Climate Prediction and Applications Centre(ICPAC) weekly weather forecast.
Moreover, drier-than-usual conditions are expected over parts of Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania, with moderate rainfall (50-200mm) expected over southern Tanzania.
The weather body also predicts that south-western Kenya, central to northern Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and some coastal regions of Sudan, Eritrea and northern Somalia are likely to receive light rainfall (less than 50 mm) throughout the forecast period.
Turning to temperatures, the prediction indicates warmer than usual temperatures expected in most parts of the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA), most parts of South Sudan, Uganda, northern and eastern Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia, Djibouti and southern Sudan likely to experience moderate to hot temperatures (20 – 32 ℃) over, while northern Sudan, central Ethiopia and Eritrea, parts of northern Somalia, central to western Kenya and isolated regions in northern and south-western Tanzania are expected to experience mild conditions with temperatures less than 20℃.