The World Meteorological Organization has warned of weather anomalies in the summer of 2020. We are talking about a strong increase in ocean surface temperature in tropical latitudes and a serious deficit of precipitation in South America and the Hindustan Peninsula. This is stated in the global seasonal climate bulletin published on the organization’s website.
The forecast made by WMO is based on data from 13 Global Long-Range Forecasting Centers located around the world. Based on these data, weather patterns are compiled that will be observed worldwide over the next three months. The current forecast deals with weather conditions in May, June, and July.
Modeling showed that during the entire three-month period, the temperature of the surface layer of the Earth’s atmosphere will be significantly higher than normal. Compared to 1993–2009, global precipitation during this period will be excessive.
At the same time, a deficit of precipitation will be observed over the territory of South Africa and South America, as well as on the Indian subcontinent. In contrast, Indonesia and Australia will have much more than the norm.
In tropical latitudes in May-July 2020 there will be a critically high increase in water temperature in the ocean. On the one hand, this can lead to the formation of powerful tropical cyclones, on the other hand, it can cause great damage to coral reefs, the authors of the study note.