How much rainfall does East Africa get?

At the coast, Mombasa recorded 942.1mm (over 300% of long-term mean) and in central Kenya, Meru recorded 1415.3mm (KMD, 2019). October-December (OND) rainfall across East Africa in 2019. (a) Shows the percentage of normal rainfall received over Eastern Africa in OND 2019 from TAMSATv3 (mean based on 1985–2019).

Does it rain a lot in East Africa?

Most parts of Kenya experiences two rain seasons: March to May’s “long rains” and October to December’s “short rains”. … Other than rainfall patterns, studies show a reduction in the amount of rainfall, especially during the March to May “long rains”. This is a worrying trend given that this is the main growing season.

Where would you expect to find the heaviest rainfall in East Africa?

According a statement issued on Monday by IGAD’s Climate Prediction and Applications Center, heavy rainfall above 200 mm is expected in parts of western Ethiopia, south-western Sudan and north-western South Sudan that might result in flooding.

Why is there little rain in Africa?

The cooler temperatures in the north weakened the high altitude Tropical Easterly Jet, which consistently brought moisture into northern Africa. Due to the weakening of the Tropical Easterly Jet, the African Easterly Jet strengthened, which indirectly inhibits rainfall in northern Africa.

What is the coldest country in Africa?

The Coldest And Snowing Countries In Africa AFRICA- Lesotho located in Southern Africa is the coldest country in Africa, it covers 30,355 sq km (11,720 sq mi).

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