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Climate Information Digest
July 2003 Volume 6, Number 7

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

Hot Topics
  • Monsoon rains bring flooding to China and Southern Asia
  • West Africa gets a mixed start to the rainy season
  • Record-breaking heat wave hits Southern and Eastern Europe
  • El Niño/La Niña Update

    The latest observations and forecasts no longer indicate a significant preference for development of La Niņa conditions over the next few months. See the IRI ENSO QuickLook for summary information and the IRI ENSO Update for details.

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

    June 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

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

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

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