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SADC Climate Services Centre - Update Outlook for February - March - April 2017 Issue no. 5 (17 February 2017)

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NOVEMBER 2016 – JANUARY 2017 RAINFALL

  • The southern half of conti-nental SADC region has re-ceived normal to above-normal rainfall in the current rainfall season.

  • The northern and eastern parts of contiguous SADC are still under normal to below-normal rainfall conditions.

  • Above-normal rainfall was experienced over Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, south Zambia, Zimbabwe, northern South Africa, central and southern Mozambique and Swaziland.

  • Below-normal rainfall conditions dominated Tanza-nia, northern Angola, north-ern half of DRC, north Mozambique and the Island State of Madagascar.

FMA 2017 RAINFALL OUTLOOK SUMMARY

For the period February to April 2017, there is a high likelihood of:

  • Above-normal rainfall over Zimbabwe, most of Botswana, south of Mozambique and northern South Africa;

  • Normal to above-normal rainfall across continue in the bulk of continental SADC.

  • Normal to below -normal rainfall in the northern parts of the region.