Statement from the 23rd Annual Southern Africa Regional Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF-23), Luanda Angola, 28-30 August 2019
Bulk of SADC is likely to receive normal to above-normal rainfall for most of the period October to December (OND) 2019. However, northern Mozambique, southern Tanzania, Northern Malawi, northernmost Zambia, bulk of DRC, north-western half of Angola, northern Madagascar and Comoros are likely to receive normal to below-normal rainfall.
The January to March (JFM) 2020 period is likely to have normal to above normal rainfall for most parts of the region. However, the eastern half of Tanzania, eastern half of Botswana, westernmost parts of Namibia, bulk of South Africa, bulk of Mozambique, southern Malawi, eastern Lesotho, central Zambia, southernmost Madagascar, south-western most Angola, Eswatini and Zimbabwe are more likely to receive normal to below normal rainfall.