Kenya Drought National Appeal 2011


Drought (Early Warning, Early Action)


The effects of the La Nina conditions predicted by all meteorological associations in Kenya in July 2010 are being experienced in several counties in the following provinces: Rift Valley, Eastern, North Eastern and Coast, following depressed rainfall conditions in October-December 2010. The drought is currently at the late alarm stage and the climate prediction experts [ICPAC1 and KMED2] issued a La Nina forecast which indicated that these areas will risk early cessation of short rains and drier than normal conditions. The situation is predicted to unfold into a serious drought keeping in mind the evolving trends, weather predictions and from comparisons with historical events that have followed similar forecasts.