Climate

Historical, current and forecast climate conditions around the country.

Climate Analysis
The Maproom explores historical daily precipitation by calculating simple seasonal statistics.
Rainfall and temperature time series reconstructed from station observations and remote sensing proxies. This interface allows users to view rainfall, maximum, minimum and mean temperature dekadal climatologies and anomalies.
Rainfall time series (1981-2016) and temperature time series (1981-2016) reconstructed from station observations, remote sensing and other proxies. This interface allows users to view rainfall, maximum, minimum and mean temperature monthly climatologies and anomalies.
Rainfall time series (1981-2016) and temperature time series (1961-2014) reconstructed from station observations, remote sensing and other proxies. This interface allows users to view rainfall, maximum, minimum and mean temperature seasonal climatologies, anomalies and probability of exceedance.
Rainfall time series (1981-2016) and temperature time series (1961-2014) reconstructed from station observations, remote sensing and other proxies. This interface allows users to view rainfall, maximum, minimum and mean temperature seasonal trends expressed per year, over the selected period or percent of the average over the selected period.
The Standardized Precipitation Index is an indicator of extreme rainfall events, whether they are drought or excess rainfall.
The Maproom facilitates the exploration of the history of extreme monthly and seasonal rainfall characteristics.
The Maproom facilitates the exploration of the history of extreme monthly and seasonal minimum and maximum temperatures.
This map shows the historical probability (given in percentile) of seasonal average monthly rainfall falling within the upper (wet), middle (normal), or bottom (dry) one-third ("tercile") of the 1981-2016 historical distribution in the country given the state of ENSO (El Niño, Neutral, La Niña) during that same season.
This map shows the historical probability (given in percentile) of seasonal average monthly minimum or maximum temperature falling within the upper (hot), middle (normal), or bottom (cold) one-third ("tercile") of the 1961-2014 historical distribution in the country given the state of ENSO (El Niño, Neutral, La Niña) during the previous season (e.g. Jan-Mar temperature against Oct-Dec ENSO state).
This map shows the historical probability (given in percentile) of seasonal average monthly rainfall falling within the upper (wet), middle (normal), or bottom (dry) one-third ("tercile") of the 1983-2010 historical distribution in Ethiopia given the Terciles of IOD (Postive, Neutral, Negative) during that same season.
This map shows the historical probability (given in percentile) of seasonal average monthly temperature falling within the upper (hot), middle (normal), or bottom (cold) one-third ("tercile") of the 1983-2010 historical distribution in Ethiopia given the Terciles of IOD (Postive, Neutral, Negative) during that same season.
Climate Monitoring
This Analysis tool allows users to view different presentations of the the most recent dekad. The default map on this page displays dekadal (approximately 10-day) rainfall amounts over the country. The default map shows rainfall totals for the most recently available dekad, but totals for previous dekads can be displayed as well. By clicking a location on the map, the user can generate four time series graphs that provide analyses of recent rainfall averaged over an administrative district, with respect to that of recent years and the long-term mean.
The Standardized Precipitation Index is an indicator of extreme rainfall events, whether they are drought or excess rainfall.
The Standardized Precipitation Index is an indicator of extreme rainfall events, whether they are drought or excess rainfall.
Climate Forecast
Ethiopia has a growing season from June to September. This Maproom shows June-September rainfall forecast made in May using a NextGen multi-model approach.
Dominant Tercile Precipitation Forecasts in June-September season.
Precipitation Forecasts in June-September (Kiremt) season.