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Dry spell anticipated in March-Metrologists

By Gladys Fred Kole


Weather forecast for March, April, and May (MAM) seasons in South Sudan has been released, providing insights into the expected temperature and rainfall patterns across the country.

According to Ogeith Obul Mojwok, an expert at the South Sudan Metrological Services, the forecast indicates varying levels of rainfall in different regions during this period.

In March, the weather forecast indicates that most parts of the country will experience relatively low levels of rainfall and the country is expected to remain dry.

Moving into April, the forecast indicates a shift in rainfall patterns, particularly in the Equatoria region. This region is expected to receive normal rainfall levels, particularly in some parts like Yei, Nimule and eastern parts of Eastern Equatoria state.

The weather forecast for May presents an encouraging picture, with most parts of the country projected to receive above-normal rainfall.

According to the forecast, moderate (average) rainfall will be experienced over north-eastern to south-western parts of eastern, central and western Equatoria states, and southwest to southeast of greater Jonglei, Western Bar el Ghazal, Lakes, Warrap, Unity and Upper Nile states respectively.

The forecast of the country also showed below-average rains in the northern parts of Western Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap and south of northern Bahr el Ghazal.

Drier conditions are expected in the extreme northern parts of the country in the MAM season.

Warmer than normal surface temperatures (above temperatures) are also expected in the far northern parts of the country during the MAM season.

“We consider this the expected rainfall performance in the country. This is the forecast we expect during the period of March, April and May,” explained Mojwok

Note: Weather classification; 50-200 ml is Normal; 30-50ml Below Average and 300- Above is Above Normal.

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