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Africa InterTropical Front (ITF)

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Mean vs Current Mean ITCZ


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From May 11-20, the ITF has maintained a smooth movement slighlty northward. The ITF position has remained below the long-term average position during this time of the year. The mean western (10W-10E) portion of the ITF was approximated at 13.3N,which is about 1.2 degree south of the normal. The mean eastern (20E-35E) portion of the ITF was located at 11.4N, which is 1.2 degree from the long-term mean position. Figure 1 displays the current position of the ITF relative to the long-term climatological position during the 1st dekad of May and its previous position during the 1 dekad of May. Figures 2 and 3 are time series, illustrating the latitudinal values of the western and eastern portions of the ITF, respectively, and their seasonal evolutions since April, 2020.

Dekad 15W 10W 5W 0 5E 10E 15E 20E 25E 30E 35E
April 1 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.8 12.1 11.5 10.1 10.0 9.6 9.6 9.1
April 2 11.6 11.9 12.5 12.2 11.4 9.8 9.6 9.4 9.2 9.0 8.7
April 3 10.7 11.8 12.3 12.5 12.8 11.7 10.9 10.4 10.0 8.9 9.8
May 1 12.9 12.8 13.2 13.3 13.1 12.1 11.7 11.2 10.9 10.4 11.7
May 2 12.4 12.6 13.2 13.4 14.1 13.2 12.3 11.9 11.3 11.2 11.3


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