Useful Weather Links - West Africa

Here are a few of the web sites that provide observations of actual and predicted weather for West Africa and here is a glimpse of the Changing Face of Africa provided by the United Nations Environment Program.

Here are a few of the web sites that provide information on African Easterly Waves and other large-scale waves.

Rainfall Data

The Saharan Air Layer (SAL) and Aerosol Observations

Current NWP Analysis

Surface Observations

Upper Air Observations


  • Interactive forecasts from NOAA via University of Wyoming.
  • NCEP Medium Range: up to 6 days.
  • Tropical Prediction Centre, NHC: Marine forecasts.
  • Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (TAFB) of the NHC (formerly Tropical Prediction Center, TPC). The TAFB generates analyses and forecasts over the tropical and subtropical eastern North and South Pacific and the North Atlantic basins year-round. TAFB products include but are not limited to: High Seas, Offshore Waters, Marine Weather Discussion, Tropical Weather Discussion, and graphical surface and ocean wave analyses and forecasts. This branch also produces satellite-based rainfall estimates for the international community.
  • TAFB Forecasts and Analyses: current.


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