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Climate Information Digest
March 2006 Volume 9, Number 3

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

Hot Topics
  • Months of heavy rainfall contribute to mudslide in the Philippines

  • Food security and hydropower in Tanzania affected by drought

  • Bolivia, Brazil, Peru and Ecuador feel the effects of flooding

  • El Niño/La Niña Update
    La Niņa conditions persist. Based on the latest observations and forecasts, the probability of La Niņa conditions continuing through the March-May 2006 season is just over 50 percent. See the IRI ENSO QuickLook for summary information and the IRI ENSO Update for details.

    Special Summaries for Dec-Jan-Feb - regions with enhanced sensitivity due to stress from persistent climate patterns.
       Persistent Cold or Heat
       Persistent Wet or Dry

    February 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

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

    April-May-June 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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