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--October is the middle month of meteorological spring in the S. Hemisphere, and of autumn in the N. Hemisphere. --The equatorial trough, also called the Intertropical Convergence Zone, is somewhat well defined in an east-west alignment over the Atlantic Ocean west of Africa, and is more diffuse over the Arabian Sea. --Afternoon thunderstorms form daily and move W over sub-Saharan Africa, typically originating in Ethiopia and other higher-elevation regions to the S, and usually dissipate to the W before the next day. --Thunderstorms move W to over the ocean from Senegal, Guinea, and adjacent countries on many days, but do not survive far offshore. --Lightning over the Sahara away from the Mediterranean coast occurs primarily over Algeria earlier in the month. --Storms form on many days along the coast of the Red Sea over Saudi Arabia and Yemen. --Afternoon thunderstorms form often along the coast of Somalia. --Most of the Madagascar lightning activity is during the last half of the month. ~Ron Holle

Nov 3, 2015 Webmaster Archive

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--10 to 13 October: A well-organized storm forms south of South Arica and moves E over the Indian Ocean for a long distance. --14 to 15 October: A very long line of active thunderstorms extends SE from South Africa, consisting of multiple storms that form and move along this line. --25 to 30 October: Large area of storms over northern Saudi Arabia and Middle East countries. --29 to 31 October: Tropical Cyclone Chapala forms and moves west over the Arabian Sea toward Yemen; it reaches Category 4 (of 5) on the 30th. --30 to 31 October: A cyclonic storm is over the Mediterranean between Italy and Libya. ~Ron Holle

Nov 5, 2015 7:32:19 PM Dave Fincher