Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook

Monday, May 29, 2017 - 15:20

The Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook for the important June to September 2017 rainfall season indicates increased likelihood of near normal rainfall over most of the northern parts of the region. Some areas including northern Ethiopia, parts of the Sudan, South Sudan, parts of Uganda and western Kenya are likely to have above normal rainfall. The outlook indicates increased likelihood of early to timely onset of the June – September rains over much of the northern sector and delayed onset and early withdrawal at the northern edge of the monsoon rain-belt  and in the lowlands of extreme north-eastern Ethiopia. Although the consensus temperature outlook indicates enhanced likelihood of above normal temperatures over many parts of GHA,  cool and cloudy conditions are anticipated over the highlands of the equatorial and southern sectors.