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IGAD forecasts torrential rain over eastern South Sudan

Author: Emmanuel J. Akile | Published: Saturday, May 6, 2023

Heavy rains are forecast to continue throughout May

The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development climate center has predicted wetter-than-normal conditions over areas in the eastern part of South Sudan this month.

IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC), also forecasts that average to drier than normal conditions are expected over central to southern parts of the country.

According to ICPAC, the entire South Sudan, like most parts of the East Africa region, is like to experience higher than normal temperatures.

Meanwhile, torrential rains are predicted over several parts of the region, south-eastern Ethiopia, much of Somalia, and coastal Tanzania.

In addition, moderate conditions are expected over a few areas of southern South Sudan, western Kenya, central Uganda, and central and southern Somalia.

Drier than usual conditions could also prevail in Uganda, southern South Sudan, southern Ethiopia, central to northern Somalia, western and south-eastern Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and northern Tanzania.

Moderate temperatures are likely to be recorded over most parts of eastern Ethiopia, north-eastern Kenya extending to adjacent areas of Somalia and western Tanzania, while cooler than usual temperatures are expected over cross-border areas of Kenya and Somalia, north-eastern Ethiopia, and central to north-western Tanzania.

ICPAC is a Climate Center accredited by the World Meteorological Organization that provides climate services to 11 East African countries.

The Center creates resilience in a region deeply affected by climate change and extreme weather.

It works to improve regional climate predictions and the forecasting capacity of member states, and to strengthen capacities in severe weather early warning systems, numerical weather prediction, computing and power storage, data collection and sharing.





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