- Warmer than usual conditions are expected over much of the region
- Usual temperature conditions are expected over areas in northern Ethiopia, western Eritrea, and isolated locations in Sudan and Tanzania.
- Drier than usual conditions are expected over Kenya and Tanzania.
- Usual conditions (with low chances) are expected over south-western Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and parts of western Tanzania.
- The rest of the region is generally dry in December.