02 September 2019

Southern Africa: Rain season (October 2019 - March 2020) outlook!

According to the findings of the Twenty Third Annual Southern Africa Regional Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF-23), most member states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)* are likely to receive normal to above-normal rainfall for most of the period October to December 2019. Northern Mozambique, southern Tanzania, Northern  Malawi, northernmost Zambia, the bulk of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the north-western half of Angola, northern Madagascar and the Comoros are expected to receive normal to below-normal rains.
During January to March 2020, most parts of the region are expected to have normal to above normal rainfall. Normal to below normal rainfall amounts are expected in the eastern half of
Tanzania, the eastern half of Botswana, the westernmost parts of Namibia, the bulk of South Africa, the bulk of Mozambique, southern Malawi, eastern Lesotho, central Zambia, southernmost Madagascar, south-western most Angola as well as in Eswatini (Swaziland) and Zimbabwe.



* Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Eswatini (Swaziland), Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe)

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