Rainfall deficit persists in all of Maldives. The seas around Maldives are warmer than usual, and warm than usual air temperatures are also likely for the three months ahead. ENSO conditions remain neutral and a continuation of neutral conditions is expected through-out the first quarter of 2014. When the whole year is considered, less than average rainfall was observed during 2013 compared to the average of previous 8 years.
Image: Sea Surface Temperature- 04 December 2013