Kenya + 8 more

Weather Hazards Impacts Assessment for Africa: January 25 - 31, 2007


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.

In the Atlantic, warm water remains in the Gulf of Guinea region, which has helped to bring some light, but unseasonable rains as far north as the Sahel.