Monday, November 23, 2020

Experimental Climate Monitoring and Prediction for the Maldives – November 2020



Monitored: During October, the central islands received above-normal rainfall while the northern and Southern islands of Maldives received less. Over the 365 days, rainfall exceeded climatology by 27% in the Northern islands by 33%.

Predictions: With weak La Nina conditions from November anticipated, dry conditions are set to prevail across Maldives from November-February 2020. However, the seasonal temperature remains climatological – perhaps the La Nina influence is countervailed by the prevailing anomalously warm ocean.

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  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