CROP AND WEATHER REPORT

 

 

KENYA:

West of the Rift, Kericho experienced cold and cloudy conditions during the day with gloomy and, at times, rainy afternoons; 99.9mm rainfall was recorded with incidences of hail storms reported while Bomet received more precipitation at 31mm with 47mm recorded in  Nyamira/Kisii. Average temperatures of 21C maximum and 9C minimum reported.  Only 26mm(weekly total 367.3mm) was reported in Nandi with temperatures averaging highs of 24C and lows of 9C.  In East of the Rift, Embu/Meru, Muranga/Nyeri/Kirinyaga and Areas around the Aberdares Range of Mountains recorded increased rainfall reported at 40mm, 27mm and 17mm respectively but Kiambu received only 10mm.  Temperatures averaged maximum 23C and minimum 13C.

Crop: lower. 

  

TANZANIA:

East Usambara:

Overcast conditions prevail with rainfall of 43mm recorded; average temperatures were at maximum 24C and minimum 14C.

Crop: shows an increase.

 

Southern Highlands - Mufindi, Njombe & Mbeya:

Seasonal dry weather condition continues with temperatures averaging highs of 20C and lows of 10C.

Crop: seasonally low.

 

WESTERN UGANDA:

More precipitation was reported in Kibale recording 60mm but waned to 31mm and 16mm in Fort Portal and Hoima respectively with Bushenyi experiencing dry weather conditions.  Temperatures averaged at maximum 28C and minimum 18C.

Crop:  maintained.

 

Our correspondents write as follows:

 

MALAWI:

Continued cold to very cold at night with clear skies but getting warm to hot during the day.

Crop: very low.

 

SRI LANKA:

Western region reported regular scattered showers with dull mornings while few sub districts reported bright afternoons towards the latter part of the week while Nuwara Eliya experienced occasional showers with strong winds beginning of the week, however, bright weather was reported latter part of the week. Uva/Udapussellawa regions reported clear skies while in Maturata, Hewaheta, Malwatte and Madulsima sub-districts reported rainfall in the last two days of the week. In the Low Growns mixed weather conditions were reported with occasional rains beginning of the week and bright weather towards the latter part.

Crop:  Western region reported low crop while levels were maintained in Nuwara Eliya, Udapussellawa, Uva regions and in the Low Growns both Ruhuna and Sabaragamuwa.