African Regional Climate Outlook Fora (RCOFs)

Regional Climate Outlook Fora, part of the WMO Climate Information and Prediction Services (CLIPS) project, are active in several parts of the world, routinely providing real-time regional climate outlook products. The following are brief details of these products, along with links to their recent products. Additional information maybe obtained from the coordinators of the concerned RCOFs or the participating NMHSs.

Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF)

GHACOF covers the countries Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda. GHACOF is being coordinated by the IGAD (Inter-Governmental Authority on Development) Climate Prediction and Application Centre (ICPAC), Nairobi, Kenya. The latest GHACOF statement as well as previous statements are available at:

GHACOF Statements

Southern African Regional Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF)

SARCOF is a regional climate outlook prediction and application process adopted by the fourteen countries comprising the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Member States: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe in conjunction with other partners. SARCOF is coordinated by the SADC Drought Monitoring Centre (SADC-DMC), Gaborone, Botswana. The latest SARCOF statement as well as previous statements are available at:

SARCOF Statements

Climate Outlook Forum for West Africa
(PRESAO : PRÉvisions Saisonnières en Afrique de l'Ouest)

PRESAO, a Regional Climate Outlook Forum (RCOF) activity dedicated to West Africa, is coordinated by the African Centre of Meteorological Application for Development (ACMAD), Niamey, Niger. The latest PRESAO statement as well as previous statements and other related climate outlook products are available at:

PRESAO Statements