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Climate Information Digest
August 2003 Volume 6, Number 8

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

Hot Topics
  • Monsoon rains and flooding continue in South Asia
  • Flooding and landslides in the Yellow and Xiliao River basins; dry conditions develop in southeastern China
  • Heavy rainfall and flooding in Eritrea and Sudan
  • Record-breaking heat wave continues in Europe
  • El Niño/La Niña Update

    Near-neutral conditions are likely to continue for the remainder of 2003. See the IRI ENSO QuickLook for summary information and the IRI ENSO Update for details.

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

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

    September-October-November Seasonal Forecast - IRI's Net Assessment Forecast for the globe and by region

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