Friday, January 18, 2019

Experimental Climate Monitoring and Prediction for Maldives – December 2018


Monitored: During December, northern islands received rainfall slightly above than is normal for the season; and central and southern islands received below than normal. The Northern Islands have been having a rainfall deficit in the last year compared to normal rainfall, that increased up to 450 mm during December.  The Central Islands have an excess of 100 mm of rainfall during last year compared to the average while the Southern Islands are having an excess of 350 mm. The sea surface temperature around Maldives is normal.  
Predictions: IMD GFS model predicts up to 40 mm of rainfall in the central islands; up to 10 mm in southern islands on January 16th. On the 17th up to 70 mm of rainfall is expected in central islands and up to 40 mm in northern islands. On the 18th, up to 130 mm of is expected in the central and southern islands. 
In December, the northern and southern islands received up to 180 mm of total rainfall

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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