He said SARCOF
gave rainfall behaviour expected over the SADC region in the coming six months over a period of three months.
He noted that in order to generate seasonal rainfall forecast, the Department of Meteorological Services, through its participation in the Southern African Regional Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF
), developed a statistical model for Botswana which was used to generate the seasonal rainfall and temperature outlook for 2018/19.
FEWS-NET further states that in August, the Southern Africa Regional Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF
) announced a seasonal forecast for normal to above normal rainfall for most parts of the region during the October-December period, with the exception of the northern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Tanzania, north-western Angola, northern Mozambique and eastern Madagascar, which are expected to receive normal to below normal rainfall during this period.