Normal to low rainfall for Kiribati

Sunset in Tarawa.

Sunset in Tarawa.

The Kiribati Meteorological Service Division of the Office of The President has released its latest quarterly climate outlook for Kiribati.

The outlook predicts normal to below rainfall (less than 198.5mm) across Kiribati from July to September, 2013.

In addition to this, in terms of the El Nino – Southern Oscillation (ENSO), the outlook reports neutral conditions will continue with the possibility of a La Nina to arrive later in the year.

“In most cases, La Nina (is) usually associated with suppressed rainfall within the Kiribati region,” the Kiribati Meteorological Service Division reported.

“Though a season cycle, Kiribati is currently in it’s (sic) dry season of May down to October.”

The full report, including a break-down of rainfall from each meteorological station in Kiribati, is available on the Kiribati Meteorological Service Division page under ‘seasonal climate information’.

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