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THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA

MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT
TANZANIA METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY
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Re&+ No+: TMA*8"22 20 June, 2014
PRE33 RELEA3E
CLIMATE OUTLOOK FOR JUNE AUGUST, 2014 RAINFALL SEASON
This statement summarizes the current and future state of climate systems
and associated weather during June-August 2014 period over the country.
1. WEATHER AND CLIMATE SYSTEMS
limate system and model forecast indicates a li!elihood of warm "ea
"urfaces Temperature #""Ts$ over the entral %&uatorial 'acific during
June to August 2014 period. "light warm ""Ts are e(pected over the
western )ndian *cean while cool ""T" are e(pected over the eastern
Atlantic *cean. This condition is e(pected to influence westerly wind flow
across the country. *n the other hand+ warmer ""Ts conditions are
e(pected over the southern tip of Africa and are li!ely to influence southerly
wind flow towards the country during the period. "hort periods of enhanced
southerly wind flow are also li!ely during the month of July 2014.
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The a,ove configuration is li!ely to result into mild cold conditions during
June to August 2014 period. -owever+ occasional rains are anticipated at
times over+ .a!e /ictoria ,asin+ high-grounds and coastal areas.
2. MINIMUM TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL OUTLOOK FOR JUNE-
AUGUST, 2014
2.1 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK FOR JUNE-AUGUST, 2014
0uring June-August period+ most parts of the country usually e(perience
dry and cold conditions. The June-August 2014 temperature forecasts
indicate li!elihood of warm minimum temperatures. -owever+ it should ,e
noted that+ minimum temperatures are more relevant during night times
and early morning hours. The outloo! for the minimum temperatures is
detailed as follows1
La! "#$%&'#a (a)#* +M,a*-a, Ma'a, G!#%a, S.#*/a*0a, S#1#/2 a*3
Ka0!'a '!0#&*)45 A,ove normal minimum temperatures #More than 17.2
0
C$ are e(pected over these areas while southern parts of "hinyanga and
"imiyu regions are li!ely to e(perience normal minimum temperatures.
N&'%.!'* $&a)% a*3 .#*%!'6a*3) +Da' !) Sa6aa1, Ta*0a, C&a)%,
*&'%.!'* 7a'% &8 M&'&0&'& '!0#&*) a*3 #)6!) &8 U*029a a*3 P!1(a45
A,ove normal minimum temperatures #More than 22.9
0
C$ are e(pected
over most areas. 2elow normal minimum temperatures #.ess than 13.4
0
$
are e(pected over high grounds areas of Tanga region.
N&'%.!a)%!'* .#0.6a*3) +K#6#1a*9a'&, A'2).a a*3 Ma*/a'a '!0#&*)45
5ormal minimum temperatures #Between 13.0
0
C and 15.8
0
C$ are
e(pected over most areas while ,elow normal minimum temperatures#Less
than 13.0
0
C$ are e(pected over high grounds areas.
W!)%!'* a'!a) +K#0&1a, Ta(&'a a*3 Ka%a:# '!0#&*)45 5ormal minimum
temperatures #Between 14.9
0
C and 17.0
0
C$ are e(pected over these
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areas whereas northern parts of 6igoma region #6i,ondo$ are li!ely to
e(perience a,ove normal minimum temperatures #More than 17.0
0
C$.
C!*%'a6 a'!a) +S#*0#3a a*3 D&3&1a '!0#&*)45 5ormal minimum
temperatures #Between 14.1
0
C and 14.7
0
C$ are e(pected over these
areas. 7ind and chilly weather conditions are li!ely to occur at times.
S&2%.!'* $&a)%a6 a'!a) +M%,a'a a*3 L#*3# '!0#&*)45 A,ove normal
minimum temperatures #More than 19.1
0
C) are e(pected over these areas.
S&2%.!'* a'!a) +R2:21a45 2elow normal minimum temperatures#Less
than 11.8
0
C$ are e(pected particularly over the western parts+ otherwise
normal minimum temperatures are li!ely to ,e e(perienced over other
areas.
S&2%.,!)%!'* .#0.6a*3 a'!a) +M(!/a, I'#*0a, N9&1(! a*3 )&2%.!'*
7a'% &8 M&'&0&'& '!0#&*)45 2elow normal #Very cold conditions$ minimum
temperatures#Less than .0
0
C$ are e(pected. -owever+ the northern parts
of )ringa region are e(pected to e(perience normal minimum temperatures.
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2.2 RAINFALL OUTLOOK FOR JUNE-AUGUST, 2014
Although June-August period usually e(periences dry weather conditions+
occasional rains are e(pected over the .a!e /ictoria 2asin+ 5orth-eastern
highlands and over the northern coast. The details are as follows9
La! "#$%&'#a (a)#*5 +Ma'a a*3 Ka0!'a '!0#&*)41 *ccasional rain
showers are e(pected over these areas especially during the months of
July and August 2014.
N&'%.!'* $&a)% a*3 .#*%!'6a*3) +Da' !) Sa6aa1, Ta*0a, C&a)%,
*&'%.!'* 7a'% &8 M&'&0&'& '!0#&*) a*3 #)6!) &8 U*029a a*3 P!1(a45
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*ccasional rains are e(pected over these areas especially during the end
of June and for the months of July and August 2014.
N&'%.!a)%!'* .#0.6a*3) +K#6#1a*9a'& a*3 A'2).a '!0#&*)45 *ccasional
rains are e(pected over these areas #especially over the high grounds$
particularly during the months of July and August 2014.
;. IMPACTS AND AD"ISORY
.i!elihood of e(periencing normal weather conditions over most parts of
the country. -owever+ for all temperature sensitive sectors appropriate
measures should ,e ta!en to ensure preparedness+ response+ and
mitigation of any negative impacts resulting from the e(pected weather
conditions. )t is advisa,le to use the forecast together with the shorter time
scale forecasts issued regularly ,y the Agency.
The Agency strongly advices all users including agriculture+ food security+
livestoc!+ wildlife+ water resources+ health sectors+ etc to see! professional
advice from e(perts in their respective sectors with regard to the e(pected
climate conditions.
!an"ania Meteorolo#ical $#ency will contin%e to &onitor de'elo(&ents o)
weather syste&s* incl%din# (assa#e o) cold )rontal syste&s o'er the
so%thern $)rica* which &ay in)l%ence chan#es in te&(erat%re patterns over
the country. :pdates will ,e issued whenever necessary.
Dr. Agnes L Kijazi
DIRECTOR GENERAL
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