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Heavy rainfalls to continue till end of the month

By James Atem Kuir

The regional climate center, IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Center (ICPAC) has warned of another week of heavy downpour in parts of South Sudan as well asinotherEast African nations till the end of September.

In its weekly rainfall forecast released yesterday, ICPACsaid heavy to very heavy rainfalls were anticipated in parts of Ethiopia, while moderate downpours were expected to continue in parts Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, and Sudan from September 21 through to September 28.

It warned concerned authorities and public in these areas to take appropriate measures to protect lives and livelihoods from the impact of the weather.

The ICPAC forecast also predicted moderate temperatures between 20 – 32 degree Celsius to be experienced in the country as well as neighbouring Sudan, Eritrea, eastern Ethiopia, Somalia, eastern and northern Kenya, much of Tanzania, central Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.

Throughout last week, there had been reports of heavy downpour in some areas of Unity, Jonglei, Upper Nile, Western Equatoria and Warrap States, according to Juba Monitor phone call survey of the areas following an earlier prediction by ICPACof heavy downpours in parts of Upper Nile State and other areas to east of the country.

Devastating floods caused by torrential rainfalls and overflow of the Nile River had already displaced and destroyed the livelihood of some 380,000 people across the country according to UNOCHA report released late last month.

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