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Climate Information Digest
May 2006 Volume 9, Number 5

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

Hot Topics
  • Cholera epidemic in Angola exacerbated by heavy rainfall in April

  • Heavy rainfall and snowmelt prolong flooding along the Danube River

  • 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 May-June-July 2006 season is approximately 90%. See the IRI ENSO QuickLook for summary information and the IRI ENSO Update for details.

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

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

    June-July-August 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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