International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies: Forecasts in Context

This collection of maps provides information that can be used for humanitarian decision-making around the world, developed by the IRI and the IFRC. It also provides information on the types of early action that can be taken based on these maps.

Click the tabs (top right) for links to the following useful maps:

Six-Day Forecasts
This map shows places in the world that are forecasted to receive exceptionally heavy rainfall in the next six days relative to what is normal for their location.
This map shows where the total rain/snow over the next six days is expected to be more or less than what is average for this time of year.
This map shows the total amount of rain or snow (in mm) that is expected to fall in the next 6 days.
Este mapa muestra locaciones que tiene un pronóstico de recibir en los próximos seis días un grande porcentaje de la lluvia que se recibe normalmente durante este mes en cada locatión.
Three-Month Forecasts
This map shows the likelihood that total 3-month precipitation will be unusually high or low.
The map shows where it is likely to be extremely wet or dry over the next three months. Extreme refers to the lowest or highest 15% of the historical record.
This map shows where current wet or dry conditions will likely end over the next 3 months.
This map shows where and how likely recent wet or dry conditions will continue over the next 3 months.
This map shows where IRI 3-month forecasts are consistently good at predicting seasonal rainfall for at least one season of the year.
Past Conditions
During an El Niño episode, areas in green or yellow are likely to become wetter or dryer than normal during the indicated months.
During a La Niña episode, areas in green or yellow are likely to become wetter or dryer than normal during the indicated months.
This map shows how much rain normally falls in each month of the year. You can see which places tend to be wetter or dryer than others, and which are the rainiest months for different locations.
Recent Climate Trends
This map shows how wet and dry periods have varied over time. Draw a rectangle over a region or click a place on the map, to see graphs for that location. These graphs depict how much rainfall (or temperature) varies from year to year, decade to decade, and over the past century. This information can be used for planning purposes on different timescales, and to provide context for recent memories of rainfall patterns or specific events in a longer-term perspective.
This map shows how wet and dry periods have varied over time. Draw a rectangle over a region or click a place on the map, to see graphs for that location. These graphs depict how much rainfall (or temperature) varies from year to year, decade to decade, and over the past century. This information can be used for planning purposes on different timescales, and to provide context for recent memories of rainfall patterns or specific events in a longer-term perspective.
This map shows how wet and dry periods have varied over time. Draw a rectangle over a region or click a place on the map, to see graphs for that location. These graphs depict how much rainfall (or temperature) varies from year to year, decade to decade, and over the past century. This information can be used for planning purposes on different timescales, and to provide context for recent memories of rainfall patterns or specific events in a longer-term perspective.
Vulnerability Indicators
This map shows human population density.
This map shows the infant mortality rate, an indicator of poverty.