DROUGHT AND WARMER SEAS
Drought over the Central Maldivian Islands continues and has been sustained for nearly a year. The Northern Islands too have been in significant drought in the last months. Warming sea surfaces around Maldives and Pacific Oceans have contributed towards these conditions.
Image: Sea Surface temperature anomaly 12th- 18th August 2012
Image: Cumulative precipitation in Northern Maldives in the past 365 days compared to the average precipitation of past 8 years in the region