Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Experimental Climate Monitoring and Prediction for the Maldives – April 2022

  

HIGHLIGHTS

Monitored: 
During March, the central islands received up to 5mm of rainfall while the remaining islands received less.
The average rainfall exceeded climatology in the Northern islands by 10%; and was in deficit by 44% in the Central islands and by 19% in the southern islands.
A deficit was built up during March for the all the islands however, an above-average rainfall was experienced in the Northern and Central islands from April. 

Predictions: A La Niña is in place for April and shall continue in the months ahead. Seasonal climate predictions predict a drought tendency from May to July 2022 for the Maldives.


Printable Text Summary Part 1 (PDF)

---------------------------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

Monday, March 28, 2022

Experimental Climate Monitoring and Prediction for the Maldives – March 2022

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Monitored: During February, the entire Maldives received less rainfall than 5mm.  Over the last 365 days, rainfall exceeded climatology by 6.9% in the Northern islands; and was in deficit by 34% in the Central islands.

Predictions: A La Niña is in place for March and shall expect to continue in the months ahead. Seasonal climate predictions predict for April to June 2022 a neutral condition in the northern and central islands and a drought tendency in the southern islands.




Printable Text Summary Part 1 (PDF)

---------------------------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

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Experimental Climate Monitoring and Prediction for the Maldives – February 2022

  

HIGHLIGHTS

Monitored: During January, the central and southern islands received above normal rainfall while the northern islands received less. Over the last 365 days, rainfall exceeded climatology by 10% in the Northern islands; by 8% in the Southern islands and was in deficit by 28% in the Central islands.

Predictions: In the months ahead, a weak La Niña trend is expected. Seasonal climate predictions indicate a wetter tendency in the Northern and Central islands and a drought tendency in the Southern Islands for March to May. 


Printable Text Summary Part 1 (PDF)

---------------------------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

Monday, January 24, 2022

Experimental Climate Monitoring and Prediction for the Maldives – January 2022

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Monitored: During December, the central and southern islands received above normal rainfall while the northern islands received less. Over the last 365 days, rainfall exceeded climatology by 17% in the Northern islands; by 11% in the Southern islands and was in deficit by 27% in the Central islands.

Predictions: In the months ahead, a weak La Niña trend is expected. Seasonal climate predictions indicate a wetter tendency in the Northern and Central islands and a drought tendency in the Southern Islands for February to April.


Printable Text Summary Part 1 (PDF)

---------------------------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

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Experimental Climate Monitoring and Prediction for the Maldives – December 2021

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Monitored: During November, the entire Maldives received above-normal rainfall. Over the last 365 days, rainfall exceeded climatology by 20% in the Northern islands; by 7% in the Central islands, and was in deficit by 19% in the Central islands.

Predictions: In the months ahead, a weak La Nia trend is expected. Seasonal climate prediction for wetter tendency in the islands other than in the Southern-most island for January to March. 



Printable Text Summary Part 1 (PDF)

---------------------------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

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Experimental Climate Monitoring and Prediction for the Maldives – November 2021

 

HIGHLIGHTS


Monitored: 
During November, the entire Maldives received above-normal rainfall. Over the last 365 days, rainfall exceeded climatology by 18% in the Northern islands; and was in deficit by 26% in the Central islands.

Predictions: La Niña tendency is predicted in the months ahead, and this results in a dry tendency in the entire Maldives for December to February 2022. 


Printable Text Summary Part 1 (PDF)

---------------------------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

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Experimental Climate Monitoring and Prediction for the Maldives – October 2021

 

HIGHLIGHTS


Monitored: 
During October, the Northern received above-normal rainfall while the Central and Southern islands received less. Over the last 365 days, rainfall exceeded climatology by 21% in the Northern islands; 5% in the Southern islands and was in deficit by 22% in the Central islands.

Predictions: La Niña tendency is predicted in months ahead and this results in the dry tendency in the Central and Southern Islands for November to January 2021. 



Printable Text Summary Part 1 (PDF)

---------------------------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