Rwanda to receive light to moderate rainfall in Sept-Dec rainy season

Source: Xinhua| 2017-09-07 23:58:07|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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KIGALI, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Rwanda Meteorology Agency (RMA) on Thursday said the entire country will experience light to moderate rainfall with ordinary sunny breaks in the rainy season from September to December.

RMA predicted in its weather forecast for the period of September to end December, which is usually a transition period spanning the end of the dry season and the start of another rainy season.

Addressing reporters in capital city Kigali, John Ntaganda, director general of RMA, said that the rainy season in Rwanda will not be heavy to cause floods and will amount to 350mm to 450mm.

"We understand some countries in the region have started to experience floods as rains continue for the next months. In Rwanda we are expecting light to moderate rainfall across the country for the period of second week of September to the third week of December," he added.

The weather agency said that there are enhanced conditions of light to moderate rains over most parts of the country with the movement of Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) forming over the equatorial region.

According to RMA, there would be episodes of rain, partly clear and partly cloudy weather across central to western and northern region in the country.

Rwanda normally experiences two main rainy seasons which are from March to May and from September to December.

For the past years, Rwanda has experienced heavy rains and thunderstorms that caused landslides and floods across the country, most especially in Western Province and Northern Province.