Climate Prediction Center’s Central Asia Hazards Outlook For USAID / FEWS-NET June 19 –25, 2013
During the past week, temperatures averaged 1 to 3 degrees C above normal across most of Central Asia except northern Kazakhstan where temperatures averaged slightly below normal. Maximum temperatures are forecast to average at or slightly below normal across Afghanistan, southern Kazakhstan,
Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, while maximum temperatures are expected to average as much as 5 to 8 degrees C above normal across northern Kazakhstan. Maximum temperatures are expected to range from 36 to 40 degrees C across most of the region. These temperatures are typical for the latter half of June.
Scattered showers (2 to 20 mm) fell across Kazakhstan, while seasonal dryness prevailed across the remainder of Central Asia. Short-term precipitation deficits remain relatively small (25 mm or less) across northern Kazakhstan. During the next week, light showers are forecast across western and northern Kazakhstan.