Eastern Africa: Brace for Chilly Weather
By Gift Briton
Northern Somalia, central Ethiopia, and central Kenya including Nairobi, are likely to experience cooler than usual temperatures in the next seven days.
The forecast by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development(IGAD’s) Climate Prediction and Application Centre(ICPAC), shows.
Also, extremely heavy rainfall is expected in western Sudan while western and northern Ethiopia, western Eritrea, much of southern Sudan, central, northern and southern South Sudan and northern Uganda, heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected.
Other areas including southern Sudan, much of South Sudan, western Eritrea, western and northern Ethiopia, northern Sudan, south-eastern South Sudan, eastern Ethiopia, coastal Eritrea, northern and southern Somalia, Djibouti, eastern and southern Tanzania, coastal and western Kenya, and central to south-western Uganda will most likely receive moderate to light rainfall.
However, ICPAC also predicts that dry condition is likely to be experienced across most parts of Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, central Somalia and southern Ethiopia.
Warmer than usual temperatures are predicted over most parts of the Greater Horn of Africa, with hot temperatures (above 32 ℃) expected over central to northern Sudan, Afar region in Ethiopia, Djibouti, coastal regions of Eritrea, and north-western coastal parts of Somalia.
Western and northern parts of Ethiopia, western Eritrea, central and isolated areas in southern South Sudan, western, southern and northern Sudan, and northern Uganda are expected be wetter than usual.