Thursday, November 07, 2013

Rainfall Forecast for the 2013/2014 Agricultural Season

The Seventeenth Southern Africa Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF-17) was convened from 28 to
30 August 2013 in Harare, Zimbabwe by the SADC Climate Services Centre (CSC) to formulate
consensus guidance for the 2013/2014 rainfall season over the SADC region. A series of rainfall
outlooks covering the period October 2013 to March 2014 were prepared by climate scientists from
Rainfall Forecast for the 2013/2014 Agricultural Season. Generally, it shows that most of the SADC region, including the Okavango River Basin, is likely to receive normal to above-normal rainfall. Unfortunately such forecasts are only for the total rainfall per forecast period (a total of three months), without any indication of how the rain will be spread in time within the forecast period.
The attached report, and previous such reports, are accessible at:

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