Monday, May 27, 2019

Experimental Climate Monitoring and Prediction for Maldives – April 2019



HIGHLIGHTS


Monitored: During April, northern parts of the country received rainfall above than is normal for the season by more than 100 mm; and central and southern islands received normal rainfall. The northern islands received up to 300 mm of total rainfall; and central and southern islands up to 210 mm.  The sea surface temperature around the Maldives was 1 0C above normal. This is extremely warm.

Predictions: 
IMD GFS model predicts up to 40 mm of rainfall in the central islands and up to 20 mm in the southern and northern islands on May 27th. On the 28th, rainfall up to 70 mm is expected in central islands and up to 40 mm in the southern and northern islands. On the 29th, rainfall up to 40 mm of is expected in the southern islands and up to 20 mm in the central and northern islands. Long Range Weather prediction models simulations anticipate total rainfall up to 75 mm for the central parts of the country next week.    
   










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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