The CPC produces maps and time
series for precipitation and surface temperatures for Africa, Asia, Europe, South
and Central America, Mexico, Caribbean, Australia, and New Zealand.
Monitoring Weather and Climate -
The CPC monitors weather and climate in real
time with the aid of satellite animations, conventional raingauge
observations and global analyses of the atmospheric state. Animations
at diurnal, daily, intraseasonal, seasonal and annual time scales are
highlighted. The CPC also collects time series of accumulated actual daily
precipitation and accumulated normal precipitation. These are updated
on a daily basis and can be viewed for 5 degree by 5 degree grid boxes over the Americas by
clicking on the appropriate map for the intended time period.
Climate Maps - For other geographical regions of the world, the CPC produces weekly
maps of total precipitation and maximum and minimum temperatures as well as departures
from normal. Monthly and three month maps show total precipitation and percent of normal
plus average temperature and departures from normal.
Precipitation Time Series - Observed precipitation time series showing observed
versus actual for selected cities around the world for the last 30, 90 and 365 days.
Temperature Time Series - Observed temperature time series showing observed versus
actual mean temperatures and daily maximum/minimum values for selected cities around the
world for the last 30, 90 and 365 days.
Africa Maps and Data - The CPC
established The African Desk to develop a partnership program with the African
Meteorological and Climatic Services. The African Desk produces precipitation maps, and
monthly wind and sea surface temperature maps; issues seasonal rainfall outlooks and
assessments, and a 10-day weather summary that are used in the Famine Early Warning System