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Peru prepares for El Niño


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By Javier LizarzaburuLima 29 October 2015 People in the neighbourhood of Moyopampa, 35km (22 miles) east of Lima, say 23 March was a sunny Monday afternoon like so many others. But then the skies darkened and heavy rain like no one had seen in living memory began to […]

Major crop losses in Central America due to El Niño


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Farmers require agricultural support following second year of severe dry weather 14 September 2015, Rome Prolonged dry weather associated with the El Niño phenomenon has severely reduced this year’s cereal outputs in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, putting a large numbers of farmers in need of agricultural […]

Zimbabwe braces for poor rains


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Tabitha Mutenga 3 Sep 2015 ZIMBABWE should brace for yet another drought in 2016 as climatic predictions by the Southern African Regional Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF) of normal to below normal rainfall season clearly spell disaster for the country’s agricultural season. Although the prediction is for the whole […]

El Nino could make Southeast Asia haze worst on record


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Forest fires across the region are having a devastating effect on health and economies. Richard Angwin | 14 Oct 2015 10:58 GMT | Weather, Indonesia, Asia Pacific, Environment The haze currently engulfing much of Southeast Asia is likely to be the costliest weather-related disaster of 2015. Much of […]

Tough times for Nairobi as El Nino rains start


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Xinhua, October 19, 2015 East African nation capital has experienced unusually heavy rains in the capital Nairobi in the last two days, signaling the start of the much-anticipated rain. “Most parts of Kenya will receive enhanced rainfalls during October and December in 2015. The rains may extend into […]

East Africa: Worst El Nino in 60 Years on Way – Experts


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By John Muchangi One of the strongest and wettest El Ninos will soon pummel East Africa, bringing heavy rains, floods and malaria. The prospect of a record-breaking El Nino is worrying since the 1997 weather killed many people in Kenya, and left hundreds homeless. Scientists say the condition, […]

How Nairobi Residents Should Prepare for El-Nino


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Nairobi County Governor Evans Kidero has asked property owners and residents to take urgent measures to mitigate the effects of the impending El Nino rains that are expected to be worse than the 1997 ones. Kidero has issued a notice advising property owners and residents in Nairobi on […]