Sunday, March 3, 2019

Experimental Climate Monitoring and Prediction for Maldives – February 2019


Monitored: During February, northern and central islands received normal rainfall for the season; and southern islands received above than normal. The Northern Islands have been having a rainfall deficit of 400 mm in the last year compared to normal rainfall.  The Central Islands are experiencing normal rainfall, while the Southern Islands are having an excess of 380 mm.  The sea surface temperature around Maldives was 0.5 0C above normal.  

Predictions: IMD GFS model predicts up to 10 mm of rainfall in the central and southern islands on March 4th, 5th and 6th. On the 7th and 8th daily rainfall up to 10 mm is expected in the entire country Long Range Weather prediction models simulations anticipate total rainfall up to 25 mm for the whole country next week.    

In February, the southern islands received up to 300 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