Rwandans have been warned of heavy rains in the first two weeks of November 2021, with volumes expected to reach up to 250 mm, according to Rwanda Meteorology Agency predictions. The weatherman announced that the western, northern and south-western regions are set to receive heavier rains compared to other regions, which might trigger infrastructure destruction among other disasters. “In November 2021, wet conditions are expected to prevail over most parts of the country especially in the first two weeks of the month with moderate to heavy rainfall ranging between 100mm and 250 mm,” read the statement by the agency. Regarding other climatic indicators, the forecasting agency said that Districts of Kirehe, Rwamagana, Gatsibo, Bugesera and Nyagatare of the Eastern province are expected to have strong winds between four and ten metres per second. Temperature range is expected to vary between 18 °C and 30 °C countrywide which is slightly high compared to long-term mean, announced the agency. On the bright side, the forecasted climate weather conditions are likely to result in increased water availability, improved crop and pasture conditions leading to good prospects for crop and livestock performance especially in western and northern and southwestern regions of the country. But on the other hand, it may damage crops and infrastructure especially where winds will be heavier. “Likely impacts associated with heavy rainfall and strong winds include localized floods, landslides, damage to infrastructure, crops, poor visibility and blowing off roof tops especially in the potential hot spots mentioned,” said the agency. Strong winds last month, damaged about 300 houses and claimed lives of three people in Huye District. A report by the Ministry in Charge of Emergency Management during the time indicated that 2,685 hectares of crops were damaged. The same report showed that farmers also lost 2,051 livestock including 73 heads of cattle. Between January and mid-October, disasters killed over 100 people and injured 195 while 3,977 houses were also damaged.