Observed rainfall for May 2023

Rainfall

Recent rainfall totals

Moderate rainfall between 100 - 300 mm were observed in western parts of South Sudan, in central, western and southwestern Ethiopia, in parts of northwestern and southeastern Uganda, in western Rwanda, in western and coastal parts of Kenya, and in northern coast of Tanzania.

Light rainfall between 10 - 100 mm observed over southern parts of Sudan, much of Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia, in northern, central eastern and southern South Sudan, in in northeastern and central parts of Kenya, in several parts of Uganda, in eastern Rwanda, several parts of Burundi, and in northern western, eastern and southern Tanzania.

Dry conditions (usual during this time of the year) were observed in several parts of Sudan,- southern Eritrea, northeastern Somalia, northwestern and eastern Kenya, and in central and western Tanzania.

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Moderately wet to severely wet conditions were observed in parts of Eritrea, Djibouti and northeastern Ethiopia, parts of northwestern Somalia.

Moderately drier than usual to severely dry conditions were observed in southern parts of Sudan, in much of the northern, eastern and southern South Sudan, in northwestern Ethiopia, in several parts of Uganda, in northwestern, western, central and coastal Kenya, and in central and southern Somalia

Usual rainfall conditions were observed in the rest of the region.

Recent rainfall anomalies

Wetter to much wetter than usual conditions were observed in much of Eritrea, Djibouti, northeastern Ethiopia, and western part of Sudan.

Usual rainfall conditions observed over in parts of western, central and eastern Sudan, in western Eritrea, in central, eastern and southwestern Ethiopia, in northern Somalia, in western South Sudan, in western Uganda, western, northeastern and southern Kenya, several parts of Rwanda and Burundi, and in parts of Tanzania.

Drier than usual conditions observed in southern parts of Sudan, eastern and southern South Sudan, in northwestern and southeastern part of Ethiopia, in southern and central Somalia, in several parts of Uganda, in northwestern, central, coastal and eastern Kenya, and in a few parts of central, southwestern and coastal Tanzania.

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  • Moderately wetter than usual to severely wet conditions observed over southern parts of Sudan, north-western and north-eastern South Sudan, and in isolated parts of north-western Ethiopia and western Eritrea.
  • Usual rainfall conditions observed in western …
June 2021 Read More
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  • Moderately wetter to severely wettest than usual conditions observed over parts of southeast Sudan extending to northwest Ethiopia and northeast South Sudan, several parts of Djibouti, southern parts of Eritrea, northeast, central and south-central parts …
May 2021 Read More
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  • Moderately wetter to severely wetter than usual conditions observed in Lake Victoria basin, highlands of central and western Ethiopia, Blue Nile state of Sudan, Upper Nile state of South Sudan, western Kenya, and sporadic areas …
April 2021 Read More
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  • Moderately wetter to severely wettest than usual conditions observed over western South Sudan, central Somalia, eastern South Sudan and western Ethiopia.
  • Usual rainfall conditions observed over most parts of central and western Tanzania, most parts …
March 2021 Read More
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  • Moderately wetter to severely wetter than usual conditions observed over central, western and northern parts of Tanzania, south-western Burundi, south and south-western Kenya, and south-western Uganda.
  • Usual rainfall conditions observed over most parts of southern …
February 2021 Read More
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  • Moderately wetter to severely wetter than usual conditions observed over a few areas in central and north-western Tanzania, and in southern parts of Uganda.
  • Usual rainfall conditions observed over central and northern Ethiopia, much of …
January 2021 Read More
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  • Moderately wetter to severely wetter than usual conditions observed in northern Burundi, and central Tanzania.
  • Usual rainfall conditions observed over most parts of Ethiopia, southern parts of South Sudan, northern Uganda, southern Somalia, and north-western …
December 2020 Read More
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  • Moderately to severely wet conditions observed over highlands of western Kenya, south-eastern Uganda, isolated areas in central Tanzania, south and south-eastern parts of South Sudan.
  • Usual rainfall conditions observed over most parts of Red Sea …
November 2020 Read More
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  • Severely wet conditions observed in sporadic western and eastern Sudan, south-eastern South Sudan, north-eastern and central Ethiopia, northern Somalia, western Kenya, Karamoja region of Uganda, and lake region of Tanzania.
  • Usual rainfall conditions observed in …
September 2020 Read More
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  • Extremely wet conditions observed in most parts of western Sudan, eastern South Sudan, and most parts of western, central and eastern Ethiopia.
  • Severely wet conditions observed in most parts of central and eastern Sudan, eastern …
August 2020 Read More