Forecasts and Dekadal Climate Alerts for the Period from 21st to 30th May 2024

This dekadal climate early warning bulletin n° 189 is obtained by exploiting spatial data collected from major international centres involved in day-to-day follow-up of climate science, notably: the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) of the University of Columbia (USA); the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA, USA); AccuWeather (American Weather Forecasting Agency, USA); the regional Agro-Hydro-Meteorology centre (AGRHYMET), spatial data from 1979 to 2022, relating to Ocean Surface Temperature (OST) in the Atlantic and Pacific, El Niño/La Nina episode intensities in the Pacific, rainfall and temperature data from local stations.

Finally, NOCC would like to express its gratitude to all these international Institutions as well as the National Center for Meteorology for the goodwill demonstrated in sharing data.

This bulletin highlights the historical climatic conditions from 1979 to 2022, as well as the climatic forecasts for all the five Agro-ecological zones of Cameroon for the dekad from 21st to 30th May 2024. This early warning brief further underscores the risks, threats and potential impacts expected in the different socio-economic development sectors of Cameroon. This bulletin also makes an assessment of the forecasts made for the previous dekad from 11th to 20th May 2024.