Regions forecast to have significant water deficits for the 12-month period from April 2019 through March 2020 include: Suriname, French Guiana, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Egypt, Cameroon, and New Caledonia. Areas with a forecast of significant water surplus include: the central United States, Paraguay, Syria, northern Iraq, southern Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Tanzania, and southeastern China. This Watch List is based on ISciences Water Security Indicator Model v2 (WSIMv2) run on 9 July 2019
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The forecast through July indicates that widespread water surpluses will nearly disappear in southeastern China but will persist in the south and will include exceptional anomalies. Taiwan will transition from deficit to moderate surplus. Exceptional deficits will persist in western Inner Mongolia, and moderate to extreme deficits in Mongolia. Deficits are forecast between the Yellow and Yangtze Rivers. Severe deficits are forecast for northern Japan.
The Outlook for November 2015 indicates much hotter than normal temperatures for the Eastern half of the United States, Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, northern South America, Western Europe, Scandinavia, India, China, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Japan, and Australia. Dry conditions are expected in northern Brazil. Eastern Europe may be drier than normal, particularly Romania and Bulgaria. Wetter than normal conditions are forecast for: Southeast US, parts of East Africa, Central Asia, and China.