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May 2001 Volume 4, Number 5

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

Hot Topics
  • Forecasts Offer Little Hope for Drought Relief as Afghanistan Begins Dry Season
  • Brazil Faced With Power Rationing Due to Drought
  • Temperature Forecast Could Worsen Summer Power Crunch for California
  • El Niño/La Niña Update
    Warming in the eastern Pacific subsides, and near-average temperatures are expected in the coming months.

    Special Summaries for Feb-Mar-Apr 2001 - regions with enhanced sensitivity due to stress from persistent climate patterns.
       Persistent Cold or Heat
       Persistent Wet or Dry

    April 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

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

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

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