Mon, 08 May

South Asian Climate Outlook : Consensus Statement on Southwest monsoon rainfall probability

South Asian Climate Outlook Forum (SASCOF-10)

Thimphu, Bhutan, 24-26 April 2017

                    Consensus Statement (Summarized for Maldives)


The climate outlook for the 2017 southwest monsoon season (June to September) was finalized during the tenth session of the South Asian Climate Outlook Forum (SASCOF-10), held at Thimphu, Bhutan during 24–26 April 2017 attended by experts from  the South Asian countries. 


This consensus outlook for the 2017 southwest monsoon rainfall over South Asia has been developed through an expert assessment of the prevailing global climate conditions and forecasts from different climate models from the participating National Meteorological Services (NMSs) and from around the world. Other regional and global factors that may affect the region were also considered in arriving at this consensus outlook.

The outlook suggests that during the 2017 southwest monsoon season, normal rainfall is likely over most parts of Maldives, however some islands in the southern parts of the country is likely to have slightly below normal rainfall. For more information on this forecast, please contact Maldives Meteorological Service.

Note: This is a summarized statement for Maldives. Complete document for South Asia is available in the MMS Website link < >