90% El Niño from October to December
16 Sep 2015 17:20pm
WINDHOEK, 16 SEP (NAMPA) There is a 90 per cent chance that an El Niño will develop during the October to December period, according to the Southern Africa Food Security Outlook for the period July to December 2015.
Issued on Tuesday by the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (Fewsnet), it warned that historically, El Niño conditions are associated with below average and erratic rainfall in the southeastern parts of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Region.
If these El Niño conditions were realised during the 2015-16 season, this would be the second consecutive year of poor rainfall for the southern parts of the region, it cautioned.
These conditions might result in a late start of the 2015/16 agriculture season in the southern parts of Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe, which could limit labour opportunities, according to the outlook.
Meanwhile, the Namibia Meteorological Service in its seven-day weather forecast issued on Tuesday for the capital said it will be sunny and hot or warm until Friday. Temperatures will range between 13/29 Celsius Degrees on Thursday and 10/28 Celsius Degrees on Friday.
The weather for Ondangwa will be sunny and very hot with temperatures ranging between 17/36 Celsius Degrees on Thursday and 18/36 Celsius Degrees on Friday.
Rundu will also be sunny and very hot until Friday, while temperatures will range from 17/36 for Thursday and 19/39 Celsius Degrees for Friday.
Weather prediction for Keetmanshoop is that it will be fine and warm until Friday with temperatures ranging between 15/27 on Thursday and 10/26 on Friday.
The weather for Walvis Bay is predicted as partly cloudy with fog patches at first for Thursday and Friday. Temperatures will range between 10/16 Celsius Degrees on Thursday and 09/16 on Friday.