In a statement released yesterday, Meteo Rwanda explained that reference was made to 10 days forecast from the period of 11th to 20th January 2021 showing above normal rainfall across the country compared to The Long Term Mean.
The aforementioned forecast further indicated that enhanced rainfall was predicted between 13th and 15th especially in Western part of Rwanda.
“Meteo Rwanda wishes to inform its esteemed stakeholders and end-users that enhanced rainfall is expected to extend up to 16th January 2021. Southwest of Southern Province and Western Province are expected to receive enhanced rainfall ranging between 20 to 55 mm per day during the next three days. Expected rainfall is resulting from moisture advection from Indian Ocean which led to increased moisture pattern over Rwanda,” the statement reads in part.
Due to accumulated rainfall and expected rains in three coming days, Meteo Rwanda has called for contingency measures to avoid likelihoods of negative impacts associated with increased rainfall especially in disaster prone areas.