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Africa InterTropical Front (ITF)

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Mean vs Current Mean ITCZ


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From 11-20 June, the ITF moved north, comparable to its previous position. This resulted in an overall anomalous northerly position. The western (10W-10E) portion of the ITF was located approximately at 16.8N, which was above the climatology position by 0.5 degree. The eastern (20E-35E) portion of the ITF was approximated at 14.4N, which was above the climatological position by 0.3 degree. Figure 1 displays the current position of the ITF relative to the long-term average position during the 2nd dekad of June and its previous position during the 1st dekad of June. 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 the beginning of April 2022.

Dekad 15W 10W 5W 0 5E 10E 15E 20E 25E 30E 35E
April 1 11.2 11.3 12.0 13.0 12.3 10.3 9.1 9.8 10.2 9.2 8.5
April 2 12.2 12.2 12.5 12.7 13.3 12.6 12.5 12.1 11.6 11.5 11.3
April 3 10.6 10.8 11.4 11.9 12.3 11.5 12.3 12.5 12.1 10.7 9.8
May 1 13.2 13.4 13.2 13.0 13.4 13.3 13.5 12.5 12.0 12.4 12.3
May 2 14.2 12.8 13.6 14.3 13.4 12.1 13.4 13.1 12.7 12.5 12.1
May 3 13.6 15.7 15.7 15.7 14.3 12.2 11.5 12.3 11.9 11.4 11.6
June 1 16.2 16.1 15.6 16.0 15.7 13.9 13.7 13.6 13.4 14.0 13.6
June 2 16.1 17.4 17.5 17.6 16.3 15.1 15.5 15.4 14.2 13.6 14.4


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