The Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with the Department of Climate Change and Metrological Services in the Ministry of Forestry and National Resources would like to inform all farmers and general public, that the rainfall forecast for the 2020/21 season is generally favorable for agriculture production. Most of the areas of the country will generally receive normal to above normal total rainfall amounts by the end of the season, specifically:
• During October to December 2020, most of the southern and central areas are expected to receive normal to above-normal rainfall amounts while most northern areas are expected to receive normal to below-normal rainfall amounts.
• During January to March 2021, most areas in the south, center and the north are expected to receive normal to above-normal rainfall amounts. However, pockets of dry conditions are expected mostly over south and central seasonal rainfall forecast and seasonal forecast probabilities.
The forecast implies that during the 2020/21 rainfall season, there is high chance of many parts in the country receiving good rainfall. However, since La Nina conditions are established, extreme weather events such as floods in prone areas are likely to occur due to heavy rains while some parts of the country are likely to experience pockets of prolonged dry spells during the season.
Source: Daily Times.