Climate

Historical, current and forecast climate conditions around the country.

Climate Analysis
Rainfall (1983-2014) and temperature (1961-2014) time series reconstructed from station observations and remote sensing proxies. This interface allows users to view rainfall, maximum and minimum temperature climatologies and anomalies. Rainfall climatology is defined over the period 1983-2012 whereas temperature ones over the period 1981-2010.
Rainfall (1983-2014) and temperature (1961-2014) time series reconstructed from station observations and remote sensing proxies. This interface allows users to view rainfall, maximum and minimum temperature climatologies and anomalies. Rainfall climatology is defined over the period 1983-2012 whereas temperature ones over the period 1981-2010.
Climate Monitoring
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.
Climate Forecast
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 1983-2014 historical distribution in Zambia 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 temperature falling within the upper (hot), middle (normal), or bottom (cold) one-third ("tercile") of the 1961-2014 historical distribution in Zambia 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 1983-2014 historical distribution in Zambia 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 minimum or maximum, falling within the upper (hot), middle (normal), or bottom (cold) one-third ("tercile") of the 1961-2014 historical distribution in Zambia given the Terciles of IOD (Postive, Neutral, Negative) during that same season.