The 23rd Southern African Regional Climate Forum (SARCOF-23) in Luanda, predicted on Friday (yesterday) that normal rains in Southern Africa are expected in the coming months of October, November and December.
According to a final communique of the event which started on Wednesday, Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries will have higher humidity levels due to more rainfall in comparison with the same period of last year.
The document also announced that normal and above average rainfall is expected for most of the region, with the exception of the southern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the northern parts of Angola and Mozambique which will have normal precipitation.
The communique added that member states will have 15 days to adjust the data produced by SARCOF-23, taking into account their characteristics.
“For the months of January, February and March, there will be, in almost every region, normal and above normal rainfall, except west of Angola (Namibe Province) and Namibia, southern South Africa, Zimbabwe, Eswatini and Madagascar, which will have normal rainfall with below normal trend,” read part of the document.
More than 150 meteorologists from Angola, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana, DRC, Comoros, Eswatini, Lesotho and Madagascar participated in the forum.