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Heavy rainfall threatens South Sudan

By Khamis Cosmas Lokudu

IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Center predicts heavy to very heavy rainfall of 10-5mm in much of South Sudan from July 25th to August 1st, 2023, except for western and Southeastern parts of the country.

It warned that flooding is likely to occur in flood-prone areas in the country.

The weekly weather forecast predicts moderate to high temperatures of 20-32 over South Sudan, central to southern Sudan, eastern and northern Kenya, north-western and eastern Tanzania, Somalia, south-eastern Ethiopia, and much of Uganda.

Mr. Badreldin Fartak, the Forecaster and Communication officer for South Sudan Meteorological Services confirmed that the forecast indicated moderate rainfall between 50-200mm in much of the country.

Western Equatoria, Central Equatoria, Western Bahr- El Gazal, Lakes State, Warrap State, Unity State Northern Bahr-El Gazal State, parts of Pibor Administrative Area, Upper Nile State, and Parts of Eastern Equatoria are the areas to experience the Rainfall in the next coming days.

The warmer temperature is expected to be 28 degrees in Renk and Eastern Equatoria State, while the lower temperature is expected to be 16 degrees.

In terms of rainfall anomalies, wetter than usual conditions are expected over much of the country, while drier than usual conditions are expected over north-western parts of the country according to the report.

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