Weather and Climate Predictions for Equatorial South Asia

IRI Seasonal Climate Forecasts

Climate Update for Asia

The IRI seasonal climate forecasts for rainfall and temperature for Asia is available via IRI.

Various nuances in the intrepretation of the forecasts should be consulted at description of predictions.

The sea surface temperature predictions which drive these predictions are at SST.

The summary of the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) predictions are at ENSO.

Official Weather Predictions


The Maldives Department of Meteorology provides 3-day forecasts at Maldives


The Indian Meteorological Department provides a forecast for the Southern Peninsular Indian region from its Chennai Regional Centre. Clickable summaries are provided by the IMD for Tamil Nadu.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Department of Meteorology provides next day forecasts.

Experimental Extended Range Weather Forecasts


The National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting in India forecasts weather over Sri Lanka for the next three days using a regional model. The forecasts are available for rainfall and wind and pressure heights.

SUNY-Albany and FECT

Wave propagation based methods were used by Prof. Paul Roundy at SUNY Albany in collaboration with Lareef Zubair to provide updated predictions for Sri Lanka.