According to PAGASA weather specialist Bema Tajones, the warning of a "dry spell" is issued when there are three consecutive months of below-normal rainfall
and 21percent to 60 percent reduction from the average or two consecutive months of way below normal rainfall
with more than 60 percent average reduction from the average rainfall
Solis explained drought is a condition marked by either three consecutive months of way-below normal rainfall
or five consecutive months of below-normal rainfall
is one of the main criteria for climate risk zoning and for definition of sowing times of annual grain crops in Rio Grande do Sul.
According to met office statistics, a total of 481.5mm of rainfall
was recorded in the period October-January, with the highest figure of 197.3mm of rainfall
recorded in January.
It listed states expected to experience below-normal rainfall
to include: Sokoto, Katsina, Borno, Niger, Plateau, Nasarawa, Osun, Lagos, Ondo, Ekiti, Edo, Delta, Enugu, Anambra, Imo, Bayelsa, Rivers and Cross River.
"The forecasts for 28 to 29 December 2018 indicated the forecast 24-hour accumulated rainfall
' of moderate to heavy, which would trigger flooding and landslides.
Temporal variations in extreme rainfall
events are of considerable importance in climate change studies as they greatly affect the socio-economic system in any region.
at various places in Balochistan has blessed the province by ending the ongoing dry spell in the region.
The meteorological department said that northern parts of Pakistan are likely to receive 60 to 70 percent more rainfall
than normal in the month of November this year, the meteorological department said.
'The governorates in northern Oman received moderate to heavy rainfall
with Al Awabi receiving 26.8mm and Seeq in Jebel Akhdar getting 15mm of rainfall
,' stated the National Multi Hazard Early Warning Center.
The statewide average rainfall
was 5.25 inches, 1.66 inches above normal, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel of the Illinois State Water Survey at the University of Illinois.