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Climate Information Digest
June 2006 Volume 9, Number 6

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

Hot Topics
  • Drought conditions affect winter crops, water resources in northern China

  • The southwest monsoon arrives in India early

  • El Niño/La Niña Update
    Neutral conditions exist in the tropical Pacific. Based on the latest observations and forecasts, the probability of neutral conditions continuing through the June-July-Aug 2006 season is approximately 80%. See the IRI ENSO QuickLook for summary information and the IRI ENSO Update for details.

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

    May 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

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

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

    Predictions in Context - provide a climate perspective by displaying a combination of observed and predicted precipitation.

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