Climate Unit Product and Services
We also provide Annual Climate Summary for Kiribati that contributes to the World Meteorological Organization State of the Climate Report for the South West Pacific.
Climate Outlooks features the prediction for rainfall, temperature, and El Nino Southern Oscillation (Major Climate Driver in Kiribati and the world) for a longer period of time of 3 or more months. This type of product is aimed at informing the public as well as main government key stakeholders of the climate conditions in three or more than three months’ time so they could make better decisions in the same timeframe planning. The product targets all nationals as well as main key government sectors. This is available in both Kiribati and English vernacular and is usually distributed via email, through arranged awareness program and meetings attended.
EAR Watch is an Early Action Rainfall Watch, a product made to inform technical experts that deals with water stress. It provides rainfall status from past 3, 6, 12 and 24 months and gives outlook for 3 and 6 months ahead in time. It is also defining possible impacts related with key sectors especially with the shortage of rainwater.
Aerodrome Climatology is one of the Climate products that aims at providing Climatological Information Summaries on all measured parameters at the airport. These are mainly the Visibility, Cloud Base, Wind and Surface Temperature. This type of Meteorological Information is crucial for airlines plannings especially for pilots in their navigational efforts.
Annual Climate Summary
Kiribati Statement on Tropical Cyclone Season
Kiribati Statement on Tropical Cyclone Season follows the outcome of the Pacific Climate Outlook Forum where countries participating including Kiribati must develop their national tropical cyclone season statement to inform national authorities on this area for the likely impacts to be expected in such season. This also known as the “Auu-meang” season in Kiribati that starts from November and continues to April the following year (6-month period).