Juba, 30th August 2018. There is likely to be more rainfall over southern parts of South Sudan, and central Ethiopia, and north-eastern parts of the Greater Horn of Africa region.
This is according to the regional consensus climate outlook issued on Tuesday in Kigali, Rwanda for the October, November and December 2018 season.
The outlook says there is indication for increased likelihood of near normal to above normal rainfall over the southern parts of the northern sector and over parts of Tanzania and south-central Kenya.
The period between October and December constitutes an important rainfall season over the equatorial region.
In the extreme south of the region, the consensus shows near to below normal rainfall.
There is also increased likelihood of warmer than normal mean temperatures over much of the region.
Increased likelihood for cooler than normal mean temperatures is indicated over north-eastern and south-western parts of GHA.
The outlook indicates an early start of the rains over south-eastern Ethiopia, Somalia, central Kenya, and much of Tanzania.