Guinea – 450mm of Rain in 3 Days – Floods in Conakry Leave 4 Dead

Parts of north-western Guinea have endured 4 days of heavy rainfall which have flooded areas of the capital, Conakry.

Local media say that 450 mm of rain fell in Conakry in 72 hours between 26 to 28 July 2015.

Houses and roads have suffered damage in Conakry, where at least 4 people have reportedly died as a result of the flooding. Some social media images showed disturbing photos of bodies floating in the gutters of flooded streets in Conakry.

Heavy Rain Across Western Gulf of Guinea Region

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the USA reports that “During the past week, enhanced, even torrential,rainfall was observed again across the western most countries of the Gulf of Guinea Region”.

In their Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook for July 30–August 5, 2015, NOAA say that localized areas in Senegal, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia received greater than 200 mm of rainfall.

Additionally parts of Nigeria received heavy amounts greater than 100 mm.

NOAA say that the forecast for the upcoming outlook period shows that heavy rains are expected to continue for the countries of the western Gulf of Guinea Region.

The region of enhanced rains is expected to spread eastward across West Africa along and just to the south of the Sahel. Local amounts in many areas could exceed 100mm…