16 May '11, 6am

As showers continue here long after "rainy season" - NASA notes #Madagascar & S. Africa getting more rain than normal

Above average rainfall has been falling in many parts of the sub-Saharan African region since 2010, including countries like Angola, Namibia, Tanzania, Cameroon, Congo, and Madagascar. The data comes from the Climate Prediction Center of the U.S. National Weather Service, which noted that large rainfalls have, in some places, exceeded the yearly average in a single day. In many parts of the continent, flooding persistent rains have flooded temporary rivers like the Kuiseb in Namibia and the Boteti in Botswana, both of which have recorded highs over the past year or so. The map below depicts the rainfall for Namibia and South Africa on May 5, 2011, a day which saw more rain fall in the Namib Desert than normally falls in an entire year. Ranging through shades of green and blue, rainfall estimates – compiled by NASA’s Multi-satellite Precipitation Analysis, based on data fro...

Full article: http://planetsave.com/2011/05/16/heavy-rains-falling-acro...

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