Widespread, exceptional water deficits are forecast for Jordan and the surrounding area from May through October 2015. Deficits will be greatest in the eastern portion of Jordan and the Southern tip of Syria. The forecast deficits will result in substantial 6-month and annual deficits through January 2016.

This blog post presents results from our May “WSIM Global Water Monitor and Forecast” report. This report is based on observed temperature and precipitation through April 2015 and an ensemble of 28 temperature and precipitation forecasts issued by NOAA's CFSv2 the last week of April 2015.

WSIM Composite Water Anomaly Index for Aug through Oct 2015

WSIM Composite Water Anomaly Index for Aug through Oct 2015

Comment

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