The current forecast for Iran for the 6-month period ending in November 2015 has moderated relative to last month’s forecast. The revised forecast calls for widespread severe to exceptional deficits, but is generally less dire than the broad region of exceptional deficits in the prior forecast.
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The forecast for Southern Africa through January 2016, though not as dire as previously forecast, still calls for exceptional deficits in South Africa, extreme deficits in Angola, and now calls for extreme to exceptional deficits in Southern Mozambique.
The continental United States is forecast to experience regionally significant water anomalies through February 2016, both deficits and surpluses:
- Exceptional drought is forecast to persist in northern California through the Pacific Northwest;
- Southern California is forecast to have characteristics of both water deficits and surpluses;
- Exceptional water surpluses are forecast for portions of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, New Mexico, and Louisiana; and,
- Severe to extreme deficits are forecast for portions of the Northeast.