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HOME > FEWS-NET > Africa > Africa Rainfall Estimate Climatology

Africa Rainfall Estimate Climatology
ARC Version 2 (ARC2)



CPC ARC2 Documents:
   RFE Climatology Paper for 2004 AMS Conference on Applied Climatology
   The African Rainfall Climatology Version 2 (ARC2) Paper for 2012 92nd Annual AMS Conference
   Africa Rainfall Climatology Version 2 for Famine Early Warning Systems

For ARC2 inquiries, comments, data access:
    Contact Nicholas.Novella@noaa.gov


Running ARC2 Products

  7 Day
Total Mean Anomaly Percent Normal Percentile
Seasonal Daily Running Total Precipitation Seasonal Daily Running Mean Precipitation Seasonal Daily Running Precipitation Anomaly Seasonal Daily Running Percent of Normal Precipitation Seasonal Daily Running Percentile

  30 Day
Total Mean Anomaly Percent Normal Percentile
Seasonal Daily Running Total Precipitation Seasonal Daily Running Mean Precipitation Seasonal Daily Running Precipitation Anomaly Seasonal Daily Running Percent of Normal Precipitation Seasonal Daily Running Percentile

  60 Day
Total Mean Anomaly Percent Normal Percentile
Seasonal Daily Running Total Precipitation Seasonal Daily Running Mean Precipitation Seasonal Daily Running Precipitation Anomaly Seasonal Daily Running Percent of Normal Precipitation Seasonal Daily Running Percentile

  90 Day
Total Mean Anomaly Percent Normal Percentile
Seasonal Daily Running Total Precipitation Seasonal Daily Running Mean Precipitation Seasonal Daily Running Precipitation Anomaly Seasonal Daily Running Percent of Normal Precipitation Seasonal Daily Running Percentile

  180 Day
Total Mean Anomaly Percent Normal Percentile
Seasonal Daily Running Total Precipitation Seasonal Daily Running Mean Precipitation Seasonal Daily Running Precipitation Anomaly Seasonal Daily Running Percent of Normal Precipitation Seasonal Daily Running Percentile


Seasonal ARC2 Products


  Eastern Africa Rains Season: March - May
Season Status : "Complete"
Season Progress : 100 %

Total Mean Anomaly Percent Normal Percentile
Seasonal Daily Running Total Precipitation Seasonal Daily Running Mean Precipitation Seasonal Daily Running Precipitation Anomaly Seasonal Daily Running Percent of Normal Precipitation Seasonal Daily Running Percentile

  Eastern Africa Rains Season: February - September
Season Status : "Complete"
Season Progress : 100 %

Total Mean Anomaly Percent Normal Percentile
Seasonal Daily Running Total Precipitation Seasonal Daily Running Mean Precipitation Seasonal Daily Running Precipitation Anomaly Seasonal Daily Running Percent of Normal Precipitation Seasonal Daily Running Percentile

  Eastern Africa Rains Season: June - September
Season Status : "Complete"
Season Progress : 100 %

Total Mean Anomaly Percent Normal Percentile
Seasonal Daily Running Total Precipitation Seasonal Daily Running Mean Precipitation Seasonal Daily Running Precipitation Anomaly Seasonal Daily Running Percent of Normal Precipitation Seasonal Daily Running Percentile

  Eastern Africa Rains Season: October - December
Season Status : "ACTIVE"
Season Progress : 33 %

Total Mean Anomaly Percent Normal Percentile
Seasonal Daily Running Total Precipitation Seasonal Daily Running Mean Precipitation Seasonal Daily Running Precipitation Anomaly Seasonal Daily Running Percent of Normal Precipitation Seasonal Daily Running Percentile

  Western Africa Monsoon Season: May - September
Season Status : "Complete"
Season Progress : 100 %

Total Mean Anomaly Percent Normal Percentile
Seasonal Daily Running Total Precipitation Seasonal Daily Running Mean Precipitation Seasonal Daily Running Precipitation Anomaly Seasonal Daily Running Percent of Normal Precipitation Seasonal Daily Running Percentile

  Southern Africa Monsoon Season: October - May
Season Status : "ACTIVE"
Season Progress : 12 %

Total Mean Anomaly Percent Normal Percentile
Seasonal Daily Running Total Precipitation Seasonal Daily Running Mean Precipitation Seasonal Daily Running Precipitation Anomaly Seasonal Daily Running Percent of Normal Precipitation Seasonal Daily Running Percentile


Archived ARC2 Products


Region/Season                   Year       Analysis




Point Time Series Plots

Please Note: The following precipitation time series are NOT local GTS gauge data. They are a selection of individual 0.1 degree pixels from the ARC2.

1 Year

Africa RFE Climatology 1 Year Time Series
90 Day

Africa RFE Climatology 90 Day Time Series
30 Day

Africa RFE Climatology 30 Day Time Series





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