Belg 2016 Climate outlook

Belg 2016 Climate outlook



31 March 2016

During the preceding season, unseasonal rain was observed across much of the country particularly over the northern half where normally rain is scarce during the Bega season. The reason for the untimely rain was due to the progressing of the El-Nino event since May 2015 over the central and eastern Pacific Ocean, besides a tropical cyclone named ''CHAPALA'' over the Arabian Peninsula. As a result, the continued westward progression of the cyclone lastly made a landfall over Yemen. Whereas, the wet pheripherical winds of the cyclone caused an incredible increase in moisture activity over Ethiopia. In general, the outlook issued for the Bega season was more or less in conformity with the actual observed weather condition.


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