Portions of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, and southern China are forecast to experience exceptional water surpluses during this period. This raises the possibility of broad area flooding, particularly if the monsoon begins while the ground is already saturated from earlier surpluses.
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The map depicts water anomalies forecast for March through May 2015. Virtually the entire region is forecast to have water deficits with return periods greater than 5 years, and large portions of the region are forecast to have return periods greater than 10 years.