South African winter weather forecast uncertain, chances of rainfall seen: Weather Service

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Posted: Apr 29, 2016 8:46 AM

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The winter forecast for drought-hit South Africa has become increasingly uncertain as an El Nino weather pattern persists but chances remain for above-average winter rainfall for most of the country, the South African Weather Service said on Friday.

"Despite conditions ... that may be conducive for winter type rainfall and cooler temperatures over South Africa, the forecast is dominated by a huge uncertainty for the rainfall and temperature forecast," the Weather Service said in its monthly forecast looking five months ahead.

(Reporting by Ed Stoddard; Editing by James Macharia)