Study shows global warming accounts for tripling of extreme West African Sahel storms

A new study has found that global warming is responsible for a tripling in the frequency of extreme West African Sahel storms observed in just the last 35 years.

Watch the webinar: Decision-making for African development and what it means for climate science

Miss the webinar? Watch this recording of the Future Climate for Africa FRACTAL team's Chris Jack, to discuss how decision-making processes and climate science can be better aligned. Dr Jack shares insights from FRACTAL's city level learning laboratories.

BLOG: Climate, dams and data in Tanzania

Declan Conway, UMFULA Principal Investigator, looks at the increasing pressure climate change is having on hydropower generation and agricultural demands in Tanzania.

FCFA Mid-Term Conference 4th-7th September 2017, Cape Town

The FCFA Mid-term Conference will be held from 4th - 7th September, 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Webinar: What you always wanted to know about central and southern Africa's climate

A beginner's briefing, followed by an audience question and answer session, by Dr Neil Hart of the UMFULA research team. Watch the recording of this popular webinar and please share widely.

Exploring the gap between climate change science and user needs in Senegal

AMMA-2050 held its second annual meeting in Somone, Senegal, an opportunity for nearly 50 consortium partners to gather face-to-face for exchanges across all work packages, joining climate science with impact modelling and social sciences. Rory Fitzpatrick and Jean-Pierre Roux report on the event.

Capitalising on communication channels – How Malawi uses WhatsApp for weather information

Innovation in collecting and disseminating climate information need not be complex as a group in Malawi has found by using a WhatsApp group to send out weather information, and to request actual observations from members in order to verify forecasts and ultimately improve their reliability. The UMFULA project's Katharine Vincent looks at the effective new method.

The Angola Low and Southern African rainfall in climate models

New research by Callum Munday, DPhil student at Oxford University’s School of Geography and Environment, sheds light on complex southern African climate dynamics, offering hope for improved regional climate prediction.

Call for papers - IAHS 2017 Scientific Assembly

The International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) will host its Scientific Assembly 10-14 July 2017 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Submission of abstracts for the various symposia and workshops is now open.

New guide: Climate models - What they show us and how they can be used in planning