20 September 2022

Southern Africa: Rainfall season (October 2022 - March 2023) outlook!

According to the findings of the Twenty-Sixth Annual Southern Africa Regional Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF-26), most member states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)* are likely to receive normal to above-normal rainfall for the period from October to December 2022 and from January to March 2023. However, the north-western part of Angola, bulk of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), United Republic of Tanzania, northern Zambia, northern Malawi, northern Mozambique, Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles are likely to experience normal to below normal rains.

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 During the period from January to March 2023 most of the SADC Region is expected to receive normal to above normal rains, except for northern Angola, bulk of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), northern half of United Republic of Tanzania and the bulk of Madagascar. Central Mozambique, southern Malawi, northern half of Zimbabwe, most of Zambia, southern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), south-eastern half of Angola, bulk of Namibia, western half of Botswana, most of central and western parts of South Africa, and western parts of Lesotho are likely to receive normal to above-normal rainfall during the first three month of 2023. 

* 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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