Severe Storms In Fouta-Djallon Highlands
17 September 2013 – 17:45 UTC: Late this afternoon Guinea meteorologists have been tracking an area of strong storms that have been dumping very heavy rain (over 25-50 mm/hour) in the mountainous region of Fouta-Djallon and creating flash flooding as they moved through.
Our lightning and simulated radar alerting system has shown very frequent lightning in this area. The image below shows substantial lightning occuring between 16:45 and 17:45.
Based on this substantial lightning, simulated radar is showing that the strongest storms are between Tougue and Yamberling in the Highlands. These storms are causing flash flooding and gusty winds as they move into Yamberling and toward Labe.
Our precipitation estimates for rainfall so far today show that many areas have had 25mm of rain with some over 50 mm – most of which has fallen in just 60-90 minutes.