The forecast agency predicts that there will be substantial rainfall in the Horn of Africa for the duration of July.

The Horn of Africa is set to have increased rainfall from May to July, with some areas getting wetter than usual, according to the Climate Prediction and Applications Center (ICPAC) of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

The ICPAC forecasts wetter conditions for northern regions, affecting countries like Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Uganda, as well as western and coastal Kenya.

Heavy rains in the region have caused flooding resulting in casualties and damages. Kenya has reported over 50 deaths and displacement of thousands, while Tanzania has seen 155 fatalities and more than 200,000 displaced individuals.

However, parts of southern Somalia, western Ethiopia, western Sudan, and central Uganda may experience drier conditions than usual during this period, despite the typical rainy season from May to July.

The ICPAC also predicts higher temperatures throughout the region, with Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, eastern Kenya, and coastal Tanzania expected to see the most significant temperature increases.

The Horn of Africa has been facing extreme weather patterns, with cycles of drought and heavy rainfall occurring in quick succession due to the impacts of climate change.

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