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Update of Seasonal Outlooks at One-Month Lead: May-July 2005 Forecasts
Gulf of Guinea Region
The outlook for May-Jul 2005 Gulf of Guinea rainfall at one month lead shows a slight tilt in the odds favoring above average rainfall locally over southern Ghana and southwestern Nigeria. There is a slight tilt in the odds favoring below normal rainfall locally over southeastern Cote d'Ivoire.