Continual torrential rainfall caused severe floods on many parts of Sudan and South Sudan in July and August.
09 October 2023
31 July 2014
July is the start of the rainy season in Sudan and South Sudan, which always brings heavy rain and some flooding.
This year weeks of extremely heavy rain caused even more severe flooding, which left tens of thousands homeless and at least 39 dead.
On the Meteosat-10 Convection RGB imagery yellow indicates deep vertical development and small ice crystals — meaning intense precipitation.
On the short animation, 31 July 12:00 UTC–06 August 12:00 UTC, a series of severe storms can be seen crossing both Sudan and South Sudan.
The enhanced natural colour RGB image from Metop-B AVHRR, 4 August 08:06 UTC, reveals areas of flooding (seen as black) close to the western border and in the centre of South Sudan (right-hand side of the image).