REPORT OF THE STATE OF NATIONAL CLIMATE FOR 2022

REPORT OF THE STATE OF NATIONAL CLIMATE FOR 2022

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  • Date de création 7 mars 2023
  • Dernière mise à jour 7 mars 2023

The Department of National Meteorology (DNM) being the government’s watch dog on issues of weather and
climate observed the year 2022 to be one with numerous significant weather and climate events. These
important events did not only mark the variation and evolution of climate in Cameroon but fitted well in the
global climate dynamics.
The start of the rainy season in 2022 witnessed a normal to late onset in most of Western Highlands, the East,
Adamawa and parts of the Centre. Early start of the rains was observed in the South, North, Far-North and
parts of the Centre. Worthy of note is this had an impact on especially the Agricultural sector which is 90%
rainfed. The late onset in areas was very fast compensated by the continuous and regular rains with little or no
dry spells. Extreme rainfall events in several parts of the country resulted in numerous flashfloods and
flooding events with subsequent consequences that are well highlighted in this report.
The temperature situation analyzed in the report indicates 2022 as the third coldest year after 2000 and 2001
for the past twenty three (23) years. A general temperature decrease of about -0
.24°C was observed compared
to the 1991–2020 climatology. This was much felt in the North and the south of the Far-North regions
witnessing the highest cooling of about
-0.7°C.
The observation network benefited from the special telecommunication funds with densification of six
automatic weather stations in compliance with the National Development Strategic 2020-2030 implementation
plan and development of technological applications to facilitate data collection, treatment and exchange. The
continuous recruitment and deployment of the young trained technical staff greatly enhanced the data
collection process and extension in the services provided touching a good number of economic sectors.
Another very important development that facilitated work in 2022 was the realization of the climatological
data digitization project by which the historical climatological data of the National Meteorological Service
since colonial time was successfully digitized and constantly updated to enrich the climate database.


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