Increased chances of La Niña in spring, summer

There is an increased chance of La Niña conditions developing during the remaining spring months and summer, predictions from the US Climate Prediction Centre show. According to the latest El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) diagnostic discussion issued by the CPC, predictions show that a La Niña system can form as early…

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Met warns Zambian farmers against more rain

The Zambian Meteorological Department (ZMD) has warned Zambian farmers to cover their crop as more sporadic rain is expected. The warning followed unexpected rain this weekend over large parts of Zambia. Lusaka experienced hailstorms. “Farmers must secure their crop right away, whether it is harvested or not, as it is…

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Sudden end to summer rainfall season in southern Africa

The drier conditions experienced over large parts of southern Africa mean the summer rainfall season is at its end. According to the American weather service – the Climate Prediction Centre (CPC) – an analysis of the cumulative rain over the past thirty days indicates widespread, moderate to large deficits throughout…

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