Early Warning for Southern Africa (EWSA)

Project overview

An international team led by the UK’s National Centre for Atmospheric Science and University of Leeds are delivering a £2 million project to transform access to early weather warning systems for urban communities in South Africa, Zambia and Mozambique.  

Until 2025, the Early Warning for Southern Africa (EWSA) project will focus on providing weather information to socially disadvantaged urban populations to reduce the damage caused by storms through increased capacity for “nowcasting” – a process whereby real-time satellite images over Africa are used to predict weather conditions over the next six hours – and improved short-term weather forecasts that are tailored for people who need them most. 

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