Climatology

Climate affects sectors in society in a number of ways. These effects may be direct, as with heat stress, or indirect, as with infectious diseases such as malaria and meningitis.

This facility aims to explore and inform users about the climate-society relationship with an emphasis on the seasonal nature of that relationship, where appropriate.

Climate Analysis
Rainfall time series (1983-2010) reconstructed from station observations and remote sensing proxies. This interface allows users to view rainfall climatologies and anomalies.
Rainfall and time series (1983-2010) reconstructed from station observations and remote sensing proxies. This interface allows users to view rainfall, maximum and minimum temperature climatologies and anomalies.
The Maproom explores historical rainy season onset date based on user-defined definitions. The date when the rainy season starts is critical to agriculture planification, in particular for planting.
The Maproom explores historical daily precipitation by calculating simple seasonal statistics.
Climate Monitoring
this page displays dekadal (aproximately 10-day) precipitation amounts over the country. The default map shows precipitation totals for the most recently available dekad, but totals for previous dekads can be displayed as well.
Climate Forecast
Precipitation Forecasts in July-September season.
Wet Day Frequency Forecasts in July-September season.
This Maprooms explores the predictability of weather-within-climate variability of rainfall by a user custom SST Index
This Maprooms explores the predictability of weather-within-climate variability of rainfall by the state of ENSO.
This Maprooms explores the predictability of weather-within-climate variability of rainfall by the North Atlantic SST Relative Index
The seasonal forecast for above-, below- and near-normal precipitation.