SADC Climate Services Centre - Outlook for April– June 2014

Report
from Southern African Development Community
Published on 03 Apr 2014

JANUARY– MARCH 2014 RAINFALL HIGHLIGHTS

Significant rainfall was received in most parts of SADC as a result of an active inter-tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) and the attendant active tropical incursions into the region. The eastern part of the contiguous SADC and the highland states received the highest rainfall.

The seasonal anomalies to date indicated:

  • Above normal rainfall conditions stretching from eastern Namibia to Southern Mozambique, Mauritius and parts of Madagascar

  • Normal conditions in parts of DRC, most of Zambia, bulk of Tanzania and parts of South Africa

  • Below normal conditions over northern DRC, the bulk of Angola and western parts of Namibia.