Kiribati

Kiribati Drought Update - Issue 18, February 2017

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SUMMARY STATEMENT

  • Season: Kiribati is currently in Wet season, AU MEANG (Nov-April).

  • ENSO Status: Neutral

  • Drought Highlights based on rainfall records:

    • Butaritari , Beru and Kirimati were in drought for the 3 and 6 months while Butaritari remains in drought for the 12 month.

    • Tarawa, and Kanton were in warnings for 3 month and 6 month except Kanton currently in watch for 6 month.

(Drought in 3, 6, 12, 36, 48 month means the accumulated rainfall over the last 3, 6, 12, 36, 48 months was below the lowest 10% of the historical records).