Monday, January 18, 2021

Experimental Climate Monitoring and Prediction for the Maldives – January 2021



Monitored: During December, the northern and central islands received above normal rainfall while the southern islands of Maldives received less. Over the 365 days, rainfall exceeded climatology by 10% in the Northern islands by 33%. 

Predictions: With weak La Nina conditions established; dry conditions are set to prevail across Maldives from January-March 2021. The seasonal temperature remains climatological – perhaps the La Nina influence is countervailed by the prevailing anomalously warm ocean surfaces by the Maldives.

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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