TMA forecasts 5 days of heavy rains

Dar es Salaam and Mbozi centers have recorded the highest average of rainfall compared to other places in the country, Tanzania Meteorological Authority (TMA)’s data shows.

According to the Authority’s Saturday report compiled by the Central Forecasting Office (CFO) Mbozi located in the Songwe region has recorded 74.7mm of rainfall, followed by Dar es Salaam with 62.2mm and Handeni (Tanga) 55.7mm.

Songea Centre has recorded 35.8mm of rainfall.

Saturday’s rainfall report compiled by TMA’s Central Forecasting Office (CFO)

  1. Dar es Salaam 2mm
  2. Handeni 55.7mm
  3. Mbozi 74.7mm
  4. Songea 35.8mm

Weather forecast for the next 24 hours

Five days of severe weather impact-based forecast

Five days of severe weather impact-based forecast |TMA

According to TMA’s Climate Outlook for November 2022 – April 2023 (Msimu) Rainfall Season, over the unimodal areas (western, central, southwestern highlands, southern, southern coast, and southern parts of Morogoro region) for the months of November 2022 – April 2023.

Advisories and early warnings have been provided to various weather-sensitive sectors such as agriculture and food security, livestock and fisheries, natural resources, wildlife and tourism, energy and water, transport (land, marine, and aviation), local authorities, health, private and disaster management.

The Outlook for Msimu rains is as follows:

  1. Outlook for Msimu rains over Unimodal areas:
  2. Below normal-to-normal rainfall is expected over many areas of Kigoma, Tabora, Katavi, Singida, Dodoma, Ruvuma, Lindi, and Mtwara regions. In addition, normal to below-normal rains are expected over some areas of Njombe, Rukwa, Songwe, Mbeya, Iringa, and southern Morogoro regions. ii In the first half of the season (November 2022 – January 2023) long periods of dryness are expected to emerge.

iii. An increase in rainfall is expected in the second half of the season (February-April, 2023). In addition, off-seasonal rains are expected in May 2023, in many areas. iv In Singida and Dodoma regions, the seasonal rains are expected to start late in the second week of January 2023.

  1. b) Expected Impacts

(i) During November and December 2022, a significant deficit in soil moisture is expected to occur in many areas that receive seasonal rains and affect the growth of crops and the availability of pasture for livestock and wildlife.

(ii) Water Levels in rivers and dams are expected to decrease and affect the availability of water for various uses such as irrigation and energy production.

(iii) Authorities are advised to ensure that water sources are maintained as well as to set up water harvesting infrastructure in parallel with preparing and implementing strategic plans to encourage sustainable agriculture.

 

 

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