PRESS CONFERENCE TO RELEASE SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER 2020 RAINFALL SEASONAL FORECAST

On 9th September 2020, Rwanda Meteorology Agency (Meteo Rwanda) organized a virtual press conference to announce September to December 2020 rainfall seasonal forecast. The press conference was chaired by Mr. Aimable Gahigi, Director General of Meteo Rwanda. Other speakers at the press conference were Mr. Olivier Kayumba, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry in Charge of Emergency Management and Mr. Izamuhaye Jean Claude,  Head of Department, Crop Research and Technology Transfer at Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board.

The press conference was attended by 72 journalists representing different media houses that operate in Rwanda. There were also 2 journalists from Republic of Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • September to December 2020 rainfall seasonal forecast

The weather forecast for the forthcoming September to December 2020 rainfall season indicates higher chances of near normal to slightly below normal rainfall conditions over most parts of the country. 

During September to December 2020 rainfall season, the key factors expected to influence rainfall expected over Rwanda include negative Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) anomalies currently present in the Indian Ocean and weak El Nino Southern Oscillation Index (ENSO).

These conditions are expected to persist throughout the season with slight enhancement during November. The negative IOD associated with La Nina episodes are unusual and they are characterized by unusual coldness in sub-surface waters of both Equatorial Pacific and Indian Ocean and they are linked with reduced rainfall over the East Africa including Rwanda due to reduced advection of moisture from the ocean to the region. However, regional circulation systems, topography and large inland water bodies will modulate the influence of the ocean processes in order to produce the rainfall.

To read September to December 2020 rainfall seasonal forecast in English click here

To read September to December 2020 rainfall seasonal forecast in Kinyarwanda click here

Watch the video of Meteo Rwanda’s Director General reading the statement of September to December 2020 rainfall seasnal forecast on this link

To view the powerpoint presentation of September to December 2020 rainfall seasonal analysis click here

  •  Some of the Articles published by different media houses regarding SOND 2020 rainfall    seasonal forecast.
  1. Rwanda will witness a reduction in rainfall from September to December (Agriculture season A) compared to previous seasons, according to the Rwanda Meteorology Agency. Read the full article on the link
  2. Ikigo cy’Igihugu gishinzwe Ubumenyi bw’Ikirere (Meteo Rwanda) cyatangaje ko imvura y’umuhindo wa 2020 izaba iri munsi gato y’imvura isanzwe iboneka mu bihe byiza by’umuhindo, mu bice byinshi by’igihugu. Soma inkuru ku buryo burambuye hano
  3. Ikigo cy’Igihugu gishinzwe Ubumenyi bw’Ikirere, Meteo Rwanda, cyatangaje ko hagati ya Nzeri na Ukuboza uyu mwaka, hateganyijwe imvura iri munsi y’isanzwe iboneka mu bihe byiza by’umuhindo mu bice bitandukanye by’igihugu. Sona inkuru ku buryo burambuye hano
  4. Ikigo k’Igihugu gishinzwe Ubumenyi bw’Ikirere ( Meteo Rwanda) cyatangaje ko Umuhindo wa 2020 ( mu kwezi kwa Nzeri kugera mu Kuboza) uteganyijwemo imvura iri munsi ho gato y’imvura isanzwe iboneka mu bihe byiza by’umuhindo mu bice byinshi by’Igihugu.  Soma inkuru ku buryo burambuye hano

 

  • Conclusion:
  • Different communication channels were used to ensure a big number of Rwandans access September to December 2020 rainfall seasonal forecast.

  • On Friday 4th September 2020, the Director General of Meteo Rwanda joined the teleconference organized by the Ministry of Local Goverment whereby he made a presentation on the seasonal forecast.
  • On Thursday 10th September 2020, the Director General of Meteo Rwanda was hosted by Radio Rwanda in Bwakeye Bute Talkshow on September to December 2020 rainfall seasonal forecast from 7:00 to 8:00 am.
  • The Kinyarwanda full statement of SOND 2020 rainfall seasonal forecast was aired by Radio Rwanda four times on Friday 11th September 2020 at 17:50 & 20:30 as well as Saturday 12th September 2020 on 12:30 & 15:15.
  • On Wednesday 23rd September 2020, Mr, Jean Marie Vianney Niyitegeka, Senior Forecaster at Meteo Rwanda was hosted on Rwanda Television from 8:00 to 8:30 in WARAMUTSE RWANDA TALKSHOW. The show focussed on SOND 2020 rainfall seasonal forecast.

 

 

 

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