The weather outlook for the October-November-December (OND) 2019 season and review of rainfall during the "Lokg Rains" (March to May) 2019 & June-July-August (JJA) 2019 seasons

Report
from Government of Kenya
Published on 02 Sep 2019 View Original

Ministry of Environment and Forestry
Kenya Meteorological Department

1. Highlights

**1.1 Forecast for the October-November-December (OND) 2019 "Short Rains" Season

The climate outlook for the October-November-December (OND) 2019 "Short Rains" season indicates that most of the country is likely to experience enhanced rainfall. This will be driven by warmer than average Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs) over the western Equatorial Indian Ocean (adjacent to the East African coastline), coupled with cooler than average SSTs over the eastern Equatorial Indian Ocean (adjacent to Australia).