Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Experimental Climate Monitoring and Prediction for Maldives – March 2014

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The rainfall over the Northern and Central Island since February 2013 has been up to 35% lower than normal. The rainfall over the Southern Islands were actually about 10-20% higher than normal. The major rainfall deficits commenced in September 2013. The cause of these deficits is not explained by the usual factors such as El Nino.  

Image: Sea Surface Temperature- 12 February 2014