Horn of Africa to experience new round of heavy rains-Xinhua

Horn of Africa to experience new round of heavy rains

Source: Xinhua| 2024-06-04 23:33:00|Editor: huaxia

NAIROBI, June 4 (Xinhua) -- Several countries in the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) are set to experience a fresh round of heavy rainfall that will lead to flooding, the Climate Prediction and Applications Center (ICPAC) of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) said Tuesday.

ICPAC, in its latest update, identified South Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya as countries that would experience heavy rains of between 50 mm and 200 mm.

"More than usual rainfall is expected over most parts of southern Sudan, northern and eastern South Sudan, western Ethiopia, northern Uganda and western Kenya," ICPAC said.

The rains come about a month after the region experienced heavy flooding in which more than 400 people died and millions were displaced, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA).

ICPAC also predicted warmer-than-usual temperatures over most parts of the GHA.

"High temperatures (above 32 degrees Celsius) are expected over most parts of Sudan, Djibouti, Eritrea, north-eastern Ethiopia, and parts of north-western Somalia," ICPAC said.

Similarly, moderate to high temperatures (20-32 degrees) are expected in most parts of South Sudan, southern Sudan, Somalia, eastern and northern Kenya, central to northern Uganda and southern and north-western Tanzania, it forecasted.