Heavy Rainfall and Tropical Cyclones affect East Africa

Prepared by Caroline Wainwright, Declan Finney, John Marsham, David Koros, Linda Hirons This year’s short rains over East Africa have been extremely wet, with some regions receiving more than double their usual rainfall. This has led to a constant stream of news stories on heavy rainfall, floods and landslides from Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Somalia and … Read more Heavy Rainfall and Tropical Cyclones affect East Africa

Master of Science Students at the University of Rwanda Trained on Nowcasting Tool: NWCSAF

Between 19th August and 4th September 2019 African SWIFT Postdoc Researcher, Bethwel Kipkoech Mutai, was invited to teach the Weather Systems module, as part of the MSc. Atmospheric and Climate Science programme at the College of Science and Technology at the University of Rwanda in Kigali. Through structured regional and international collaborations, the University of … Read more Master of Science Students at the University of Rwanda Trained on Nowcasting Tool: NWCSAF

SWIFT female scientists: Jemimah Gacheru-Ongoma interview

As part of African SWIFT actions to promote female participation and gender balance in its activities, and to attract more women in the fields of science and meteorology in general, we asked some of SWIFT African female scientists to reflect on their experiences of working in this field, including any barriers that they might face, … Read more SWIFT female scientists: Jemimah Gacheru-Ongoma interview