Journal of Climatology & Weather Forecasting

ISSN - 2332-2594

Vimbai Mamombe

Meteorological Services Department of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe

  • Research   
    Effects of the 2015/2016 El Niño on Zimbabwe Rainfall
    Author(s): Vimbai Mamombe*

     This study investigates the impacts of the 2015/2016 El Niño event on Zimbabwe rainfall. Rainfall data from the meteorological services department is used to compare the mean monthly rainfall for the 2015/2016 season with the mean rainfall for the 1981 to 2010 climate period; the mean onset and cessation dates for the 2015/2016 rainfall season and their deviation from the mean for the 1981 to 2010 climate period. Although the season started earlier than usual in some places, an anomalously dry peak of the rainy season (December, January, and February) and prolonged intra season dry spells resulted in crop failure. Higher than usual rainfall received during the month of November contributed signifi.. Read More»