A SYNOPSIS of rainfall statistics for the Nile Basin up to 1937 forms a valuable volume ("The Nile Basin", 6. By H. E. Hurst and R. P. Black. Physical Dept. Paper No. 43. Ministry of Public Works, Egypt. Cairo, 1943. 10s.). It includes figures from the Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Tanganyika and the Belgian Congo. There are also figures, though admittedly incomplete, from Abyssinia. The stations are grouped by countries, and within each group are arranged by latitude from north to south. Statistics just outside the limits of the Nile basin are included. As a rule, stations with less than five years records are omitted. Figures from about four hundred stations make it possible to give a large-scale map of the total annual rainfall of the basin, and there are also graphs of the normal monthly rainfall and number of rainy days for selected stations in addition to the lists of these facts for each station where available. The volume concludes with a bibliography and a detailed index to stations.
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Rainfall in the Nile Basin. Nature 153, 616–617 (1944). https://doi.org/10.1038/153616d0