Monday, September 3, 2018

Experimental Climate Monitoring and Prediction for Maldives – August 2018


HIGHLIGHTS

Monitored: During August, Central and Southern Islands received rainfall below than is normal for the season by up to 120 mm; and northern islands by up to 90 mm. The Northern Islands have been having a rainfall deficit in the last year compared to normal rainfall.  Also, the Central Islands have a slight lack of rainfall compared to the average while the Southern Islands are having a good year. The sea surface temperature around Maldives is above 0.5 0C normal.

Predictions: IMD GFS model predicts 10 mm of rainfall in the entire country on September 3rd and 4th. On the 5th and 6th, up to 10 mm rainfall is expected in the northern and central islands. On the 7th up to 10 mm rainfall is expected in the northern islands. Up to 20 mm of rainfall is expected in the northern islands; and up to 10 mm in the central and southern islands on the 8th. Long Range Weather prediction simulations anticipate total rainfall up to 25 mm for the entire country during September 1st -6th. 
Central and Southern islands received rainfall below than is normal for the season by up to 120 mm






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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