Kenya Meteorological Dept: The Outlook for the Oct-Nov-Dec season

Kenya Meteorological Dept: The Outlook for the Oct-Nov-Dec season

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3 September 2013
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The Climate Outlook for the 2013 “Short Rains” (OctoberNovember-December (OND)) seasonindicates that much of the country is likely to experience depressed rainfall. This will  mainly be driven by the cooling of the Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs) in the western Equatorial Indian Ocean adjacent to the East African coastline coupled with warmer  than average SSTs in the eastern Equatorial Indian Ocean adjacent to Australia (the so called negative Indian Ocean Dipole – IOD). The distribution of the rainfall in time and  space is expected to be generally poor over most places in the country. >> More

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