Kenya Meteoroligcal Department: Climate Outlook for 2012 Short Rains

Kenya Meteoroligcal Department: Climate Outlook for 2012 Short Rains

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11 September 2012
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The climate outlook for the 2012 "Short Rains" (October, November, December) indicates that much of the country is likely to experience enhanced rainfall. This will be driven mainly by the warming of the Sea Surface Temperures (SSTs) in the Western Equatorial Indian Ocean adjacent to the East African coastline, coupled with cooler than avearge SSTs in the Eastern Equatorial Indian Ocean adjacent to Australia (the so-called positive Indian Ocean Dipole. The distribution of rainfall in time and space is expected to be generally good.

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