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04 Apr 2018 description

by Irene Amuron and Catalina Jaime, Climate Centre, Nairobi

Ten national African meteorological services were last month represented at the first dialogue platform for forecast-based financing (FbF) to be held on the continent, hosted by the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) in Nairobi.

05 Dec 2012 description

1) Moisture deficits remain following a mid-season dry spell that occurred in early November and recent drier than average conditions. With a shortened recovery period in the next several weeks, this could result in a deterioration of pastoral and agro-pastoral conditions, and possible crop yield reductions by the end of season throughout parts of Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya and eastern Tanzania.

02 Mar 2008 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights

31 Jan 2007 description


Weekly Introduction:

Warm water diminishing in the Equatorial Pacific Abnormally warm water in the tropical Pacific continues to diminish. Warmer than normal sea surface temperatures in this part of the world are associated with the El Nino, which has been fading. Despite warmer than normal waters, which have been in the region for months, the atmosphere responded little and few impacts were felt in Africa. Instead, a warmer than normal Indian Ocean sea surface temperatures likely had a more significant impact.

24 Jan 2007 description


Weekly Introduction:

Indian and Atlantic Oceans Remains Warm The Indian Ocean Dipole, partially responsible for the above normal precipitation in the Horn of Africa during the past few months, has broken down. Despite this, the weakening El Nino signature in the Pacific has allowed the wet conditions around Lake Victoria to remain in place.

Additionally the warm temperatures in the tropical Indian Ocean have remained in place. Thus the possibility of additional tropical cyclones developing remains.