Maximum alert: here are the 4 Regions in danger to watch out for in Cameroon

Maximum alert: here are the 4 Regions in danger to watch out for in Cameroon

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May 24, 2022 0

Maximum alert: here are the 4 Regions in danger to watch out for in Cameroon

According to forecasts by specialists, heavy rainfall and stormy activities could impact daily life in the South, Adamaoua, North and Far North.

A weather situation conducive to thunderstorms, with high intensities of rain possible under the most active cells, is in place in Cameroon. In its weather report No. 17 published at the end of last week, the National Meteorological Department (DMN) specifies that, in the coming days, the storms will be accompanied by intense rains, mainly in the southern regions, the Adamaoua, North and Far North. In these areas, announces the DMN, there is a high probability of recording flooding in surfaces usually liable to flooding, landslides, lifting of dust particles causing the formation of dry haze and leading to the deterioration of the quality of the air; all with impacts on several sectors of activity.

“These phenomena could occur towards the end of May and at the latest, in the first week of June”, indicates the bulletin. In the meantime, the document already informs that “significant rainfall accumulations were recorded in the southern, central and western part with an accumulation of more than 130 mm of rain recorded in Kribi in four days”. For its part, the National Observatory on Climate Change (ONACC) provides a notice detailing the violence of bad weather. “Strong winds, torrential rains and lightning will be there”, reports the institution on its Facebook page. According to this source, the risk coefficient for a resurgence of cholera cases is high in a few places, notably Adamaoua, the Far North and the North. In these regions,

Causes

To listen to a specialist, the explanatory hypotheses of this situation involve external or planetary factors. “Several scales of influence are considered: Extreme rainfall increases in comparison with average precipitation. To put it simply, this situation can be explained logically: by the compilation of greenhouse gases, the temperature on earth has already increased by 0.7° Celsius during the last century. For every 1° Celsius increase there is 3% more evaporation and evapotranspiration from the plants.
All that steam condenses somewhere, and besides the fact that it rains harder, that condensing steam brings more energy into the air. From there that in general the intense rains are accompanied by more winds. The number of storms and cyclones are increasing,” explains Paul-Joel Kamtchang, climatologist.

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