Meteorologists Warn of Severe Rains in Rwanda

The Rwanda Meteorology Agency (RMA) has asked government departments in charge of disaster management to prepare for above normal rains with El Niño expected to start next month.

The ministries of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs; Local Government; Defence; Agriculture; and Health should immediately reexamine their contingency plans as the country’s western half is set to have above normal rainfall (more than 430mm) between September and December, according to officials.

Western, Southern and Northern provinces will be most hit.