Climate Prediction Center’s Central Asia Hazards Outlook For USAID / FEWS-NET June 26 – July 2, 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 1 to 5 degrees C above normal across Central Asia during the next week. The hottest temperatures are forecast across southern Turkmenistan/Uzbekistan and southwest Afghanistan where maximum temperatures above 40 degrees C are likely.
Precipitation Mostly dry weather prevailed throughout Central Asia during the past week. 30-day precipitation deficits have increased to more than 25 mm across extreme northern Kazakhstan. 60-day precipitation deficits remain relatively small across this region. During the next week, scattered showers and thundershowers (locally more than 25 mm) can be expected across Kazakhstan.