Friday, February 23, 2018

Experimental Climate Monitoring and Prediction for Maldives – January 2018


Monitored: During January, Northern and Central islands received average rainfall compared to the monthly average since 2003; and southern island of 140 mm below the monthly average. The central islands received up to 200 mm of total rainfall; and northern and southern islands up to 90 mm. 
The sea surface temperature around Maldives is 0.5 0C below average.

Predictions: IMD GFS model predicts up to 20 mm of rain on February 25th in the northern islands. Up to 10 mm of rainfall is expected in the entire country country on 26th and 27th. Long Range Weather prediction models simulations anticipate total rainfall up to 50 mm for the whole country next week.   

Central islands received up to 200 mm of total rainfall in January

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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