This map illustrates the total August rainfall accumulation
for East Africa, derived from the CMORPH precipitation dataset at a spatial
resolution of approximately 10km for this region, and was calculated using
microwave and infrared data from geostationary satellites. It is possible
that precipitation levels may have been underestimated for local areas,
and is not a substitute for ground station measurements. For more information:
This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field.
UNOSAT is collaborating with WFP and ITHACA in support to the humanitarian
operation in West Africa.