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Seasonal Rainfall Prediction for March to June over Lesotho 

Normal rainfall prospects anticipated...

The rainfall bearing systems project good chances of rainfall for March to May 2013 for the region which covers Maseru, Semonkong, Thaba-Tseka, Mafeteng, Mohale’s Hoek including Quthing through to the western parts of Qacha’s nek. However, below normal rainfall is expected for the region covering Berea, Leribe through to Butha-Buthe including the highlands of Mokhotlong and the eastern parts of Qacha’s nek where normal to below normal rainfall is forecast. There is an increased chance of strong winds, thunderstorms, tornadoes and hailstorm occurrence.


Fig.1 March-April-May 2013 Seasonal Forecast for Lesotho

Fig.2 April-May-June (AMJ) 2013 Seasonal Forecast for Lesotho

  Normal to below normal rainfall is forecast over the entire country for the period April to June


Temperatures are expected to be normal to above normal for the period March to May 2013 becoming below normal for April to June 2013.