"Msimu wa vuli"


April 13, 2017



Indeed, check this out, according to vf-tropi.com. Tanzania's Masika and Vuli Rains Defined

Tanzania has two major agroclimatic areas - the unimodal and the bimodal rainfall areas. The bimodal area has a short-rains minor cropping season, known as vuli, with planting around October/November and harvesting in late January/February; and a main, long-rains season, called masika, following immediately the vuli season, with planting in late February/March and harvesting in July/August. The bimodal areas extend over the northern and north-eastern regions, including Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Moshi, Tanga, as well as Kigoma, Kagera, Mwanza, Mara and parts of Morogoro, Mbeya, Dar es Salaam and Coast. Elsewhere in the country, i.e. the central and southern regions, rainfall is unimodal, with planting starting around November and harvesting taking place from May to July. In some regions, the unimodal or "seasonal rains" are also referred to as masika.

August 21, 2017


Thank you for your clarification.

September 13, 2017


It's also not how they would commonly translate it in EA. Should be "season of short rains"

May 27, 2017


Short rains yes, but autumn is a temperate term...and Fall north American, it should not be used as the english equivalent?

September 19, 2018


This was very confusing, coming across it the first time. It should be a phrase rather than three separate words.

April 13, 2017


Is there also a long rainy season?

August 21, 2017


Yes, long rainy season is called - masika

September 14, 2017


northeast monsoon, i.e. short rain season

July 20, 2017


To compair this with Autumn doesn't make sense.

November 21, 2018


As the others wrote here, try the more accurate answer "season of short rains" and report it if this answer still isn't accepted.

November 21, 2018


It still is not accepted, so I reported it.

January 18, 2019
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