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May 2023 Monthly Climate Bulletin


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During May 2023, days were remained warm over several portions of lowlands of Ethiopia, in particularly Gambela, Afar, Benishangul, western parts of Amhara and Somale. In specific, the extreme maximum temperature values were as high as 42.0, 42.5, 42.0, 41.5 and 41.7 OC over Semera, Metema, Dubti, Ayisha and Gode respectively. During May 2023, the monthly rainfall amount exceeded 350 mm over some parts of Amhara, western, east and south parts Oromia, with heavier rainfall events occurring over central and western parts of the country. In particular, the monthly total rainfall values of May 2023 were as high as 453.4, 422.2, 365.2 and 364.4 mm over Amibara, Arjo, Dila and Hageremariam respectively. Besides, the daily rainfall values over Hageremariam, Sawula, Gelemso and Wereilu were as high as 100.6, 78.8, 72 and 72 mm recorded. In general, the monthly total rainfall amount of May 2023 was normal to above normal over all areas of the country except over very few pocket areas of Benishangul gumuz, Amhara, Oromia, SNNPRs and Somale. May 2023 was generally wetter than May 2022 over much of the country except some pocket areas.

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