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August 2001 Volume 4, Number 8

A global Quick Look at seasonal climate, its impacts and outlooks.

Hot Topics
  • Typhoons hit southern China -- drought continues in the north
  • Drought and crop failures in Central America with little relief expected
  • Ongoing drought leaves Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan vulnerable to flash floods. Some relief possible in the coming months.
  • El Niño/La Niña Update
    The current neutral conditions are expected to continue through the end of the year.

    Special Summaries for May-Jun-Jul 2001 - regions with enhanced sensitivity due to stress from persistent climate patterns.
       Persistent Cold or Heat
       Persistent Wet or Dry

    July 2001 Global Climate - summary of recent variations in temperature and precipitation. Note that all maps are linked to the IRI Data Library. For more maps and information see the IRI Maproom.
       Climatological Background
       Oceanic Conditions

    July 2001 Climate Impacts - influences of recent climate variations (with links to detailed reports) on:
       Water Resources/Energy

    August-October Seasonal Forecast - IRI's Net Assessment Forecast for the next season.
       Precipitation Outlook
       Temperature Outlook

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