- Largely normal to abovenormal rainfall is expected across northern half of continental SADC, Madagascar and Mauritius. Floods are a threat in these areas
- Below-normal to normal with longer than normal dry spells rainfall conditions are likely in the remainder of the subregion.
The rains have been episodic in many parts of SADC. The satellite picture of 18 January 2010 at 1200 hours (UTC) shows extensive areas of light shading depicting intense cloudiness and precipitation.
- Normal to above - normal rainfall is expected over Mauritius, northern Madagascar and most parts of continental SADC.
- Northern DRC and northern and eastern Tanzania, and the southwest of contiguous SADC should experience normal to below normal rainfall.
Moderate to heavy rains have persisted in across most of SADC countries during the peak of the season. Consequently, flash floods have occurred in places. Meantime, the April to June 2009 rainfall projections for SADC are mostly normal to above-normal.
CLIMATE OUTLOOK (October 2002 - March 2003)
STATEMENT FROM THE SIXTH SOUTHERN AFRICA REGIONAL CLIMATE OUTLOOK FORUM (SARCOF-6), HELD IN HARARE, ZIMBABWE 4 TO 6 SEPTEMBER 2002
Period: 1 - 10 May 2002
Review of the rainfall situation
Moderate rainfall over northeastern Tanzania.
This is the last bulletin for the season.
Tropical Cyclone Kesiny is no longer active.
Moderate rainfall expected over northeastern and coastal belt of Tanzania and northern DRC.
For, most of SADC, rainfall season has come to an end.
Moderate rainfall is expected over north eastern and coastal belt of Tanzania and northern DRC.