Extreme heatwaves in Africa! Zambia +43,3°C, Senegal +42,4°C, Kilimanjaro airport, Tanzania +37,3°C! South Africa with severe storms!
Summer in Southern Hemisphere is coming and extremely hot Saharan air has shifted about southern latitudes in the Sahel, too.
After reporting about extreme heatwaves in South Africa, Namibia, and Tanzania and severe storms in South Africa /https://mkweather.com/tennis-sized-hail-and-439c-in-south-africa-namibia-432c-and-tanzania-348c-above-1000-masl// we are bringing news about the next extreme heatwaves across the continent and the next severe storms in South Africa.
The hottest was in the last week in Mfuwe, Zambia (24. November 2021), +43,3°C – only 0,2°C below the all-time November national record.
In Senegal, the western Sahel, hot air from Sahara brought temperatures up to +42,4°C in Matam (22. November 2021), which is one of the highest temperatures measured in the Northern Hemisphere so late in the season.
Kilimanjaro airport, Tanzania (890 MASL) reported on 24. November +37,3°C, which is temperature only 0,5°C below the all-time national monthly record for Tanzania.
Extreme heatwaves will be appearing thanks to dry, negative phase of IOD (Indian Ocean Dipole) above Africa (mainly eastern and southern parts), excluding Saharan states hit by AO- / NAO- phases, in the next period and in the first half of Summer 2021/2022, too.
Meanwhile, South Africa has reported in the last days the next severe storms, floods and hailstorms – the worst situation was in the cities of George and Klerksdorp (look materials below).
Summer (or Winter) 2021/2022 forecast for Africa you should visit here: https://mkweather.com/winter-and-summer-2021-2022-forecast-for-africa/ and the last update of NH Winter 2021/2022 forecast here: https://mkweather.com/winter-2021-2022-forecast-for-northern-hemisphere/.
It´s possible, that cyclone season in East and South Africa will be during the first half of summer weaker, heatwaves, drought, and wildfires stronger, while cyclones from the Indian ocean should come mainly in the second half of the season.
Illustration picture: https://www.micato.com/africa-region-destination/mount-kilimanjaro/