Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Experimental Climate Monitoring and Prediction for Maldives – February 2018


HIGHLIGHTS

Monitored: During January, Central islands received average rainfall, Northern islands received slightly less than average and southern island of 50 mm above the monthly average. The Northern islands received up to 60 mm of total rainfall; central islands up to 300 mm; and southern islands up to 180 mm during this period. The cumulative rainfall for the last 365 days shows a significant deficit for the Northern islands and an excess for the Southern Islands
The sea surface temperature around Maldives is 1 0C above average. This is extremely warm.


Predictions: IMD GFS model predicts up to 40 mm of rain on March 7th and 8th in the central and southern islands. Up to 70 mm of rainfall is expected in the northern islands on 11th and 12th. Long Range Weather prediction models simulations anticipate total rainfall up to 50 mm for central and southern islands during 5-10 March.



Central islands received up to 300 mm of total rainfall in February

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---------------------------Inside this Issue------------------------

  1. Monthly Climatology
  2. Rainfall Monitoring
    1. Daily Satellite derived Rainfall Estimates
    2. Monthly Rainfall derived from Satellite Rainfall Estimate
    3. Monthly and Seasonal Monitoring
  3. Ocean Surface Monitoring
  4. Rainfall Predictions
    1. Weekly Predictions from NOAA/NCEP
    2. Seasonal Predictions from IRI