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Climate OUTLOOK FOR JANUARY - MARCH 2010

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HIGHLIGHTS

Outlook Highlights

- 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.

SUMMARY

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. Meantime, the January to March 2010 rainfall projections for most parts of SADC are still largely consistent SARCOF-13