India is home to a complex variety of climatic regions, ranging from tropical in the south to temperate and alpine in the Himalayan north, where mountain regions receive sustained winter snowfall. The nation's climate is strongly influenced by the Himalayan mountains and the Thar Desert. The climate is monsoonal with summer heat and rains and winters that are cooler and drier for most of the country. The onset of the annual monsoon is critical as is its intensity. The application of sub seasonal and seasonal forecasting techniques for India through the Extendweather portal makes the the latest multiple month forecasts readily available. The updating of the forecast approximately every ten days means that the latest atmospheric physics are captured and hence changes in the forecast are kept up-to-date and accessible across a range of platforms.
Currently Extendweather is processing forecasts for anomalies in precipitation and temperature against 30 year averages. The baseline maps are provided alongside the monthly forecast maps to ease your interpretation and to readily support your decision making. Other variables will be added such as solar radiation and wind which will be invaluable for the burgeoning renewable power market.