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Dekad 07-2017

A much of the southern sector, western and central equatorial sector, and also south central parts of the northern sector of the GHA experienced moderately wet to severely wet rainfall conditions during the sixth dekad (21-28 February) of 2017 which created a relief from the previously prevail depressed rainfall condition. Click here to download the complete bulletin

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Dekad 06-2017

A few areas around western and central equatorial sector, and central and eastern southern sector of the GHA experienced below normal rainfall conditions, while central and north eastern part of the northern sector as well as western and north eastern parts of the equatorial sector of the GHA region experienced near normal to above normal rainfall conditions during the fifth dekad (11-20 February) of 2017. Click here to download the complete bulletin

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Dekad 05-2017

Most of the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) region has experienced near normal rainfall conditions, with a few areas around western and central equatorial sector experiencing below normal rainfall, while west and south west part of the southern sector experiencing near normal to above normal rainfall conditions during the fourth dekad (1-10 February) of 2017. Rainfall was mainly observed in the west and south west part of the southern sector of GHA region during the fourth dekad of 2017.Click here to download the complete bulletin

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Monthly Bulletin: February 2017

Rainfall activities were mainly observed over southern sector with areas around south-central and western parts of the equatorial sector, as well as south-central part of the northern sector also recording some rainfall during the month of January 2017. The rainfall performance in most of these areas was however below the average, an indicative of moderately dry to extremely dry conditions.  Click here to download the complete bulletin

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GHACOF 45 Statement

The Forty Fifth Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF 45) was convened from 6 to 7 February 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia by the IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC),the Ethiopia Meteorological Agency(NMA) and partners to develop a regional consensus climate outlook for the March to May 2017 season over the GHA region. The forum reviewed the state of the global and regional climate systems and their implications on the March to May seasonal rainfall over the region. Click here to download the GHACOF45_Statement

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Dekad 03-2017

Most of the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) region has experienced near normal to below normal rainfall during the second dekad of 2017. Rainfall was mainly observed in the southern and western parts of the southern sector as well as south west of the equatorial sector of GHA region during the second dekad (10-20 January) of 2017. Click here to download the document

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Dekad 02-2017

Most of the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) region has experienced near normal to below normal rainfall during the first dekad of 2017. Rainfall was mainly observed in the southern and western parts of the southern sector as well as south west of the equatorial sector of GHA region during the first dekad (01-10 January) of 2017. Click here to download the complete bulletin

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Season October – December 2016

This bulletin reviews the climate conditions over the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) region in the period of October to December (OND) 2016 and also provides the outlook for the March to May (MAM) 2017 season. Highlights on the socio-economic impacts associated with the observed climate are also given. During the OND 2016 period the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) started in a weak negative phase that extended to a neutral phase as the year ended.  This presented a transition from weak La Nina and negative phase of the IOD into a neutral phases of the systems respectively. Click here to download the complete OND 2016 Bulletin

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