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Verification of Experimental Seasonal Summary Forecast for UK area, April May June 2015 - compiled 3 July 2015

Met Office Anomaly Graphs
Met Office Monthly Anomaly Charts

CPC MONTH and THREE MONTH (Graphics added when available) TEMP and PPN anomalies

UKMO data suggests: TEMP Above normal overall but Scotland below normal (largely due to very mild April followed by near normal or cooler months). PPN: Overall near normal for UK but N Ireland, Scotland and Wales wetter and England drier. (April drier May wetter June drier).
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DATA available in MAR 2015 for Apr May Jun 2015

Comment on the summary: Summary gave good indication of outcome
1. Russia: Temps OK ppn some idea of wetter in NW.
2. USA - CFS2 : Temp OK with near normal signal but did not suggest cooler in N/NW. PPN poor but graphics had hints of dry wet drier picture
3. UKMO Contingency: Gave good idea that May or June could be cooler (with regards normal) than April. PPN split NW/SE was quite good and the idea of near normal overall was correct.
4. UKMO : Gave a good indication of wetter in NW and drier elsewhere. Temps OK
5. USA - IRI : not helpful
6. KMA APCC : Temp not especially good. PPN some idea of wetter in NW but did not get drier periods
7. JMA : Temp trend good PPN not so good
8. NMME : OK for England but not so good for Scotland
9. IMME - temps OK PPN reasonable but not in NW were turned out wetter
12. BCC - got the idea of cooler in NW but overall temps a little cool. PPN not helpful
11. Brazil - not goodbr> 12. NASA - poor overall

CFS2 mean TEMP (MAX MIN not shown)

CFS2 mean PPN


NMME TEMP: mean data




DATA available in FEB 2015 for Apr May Jun 2015

Summary: Not much to choose from but CFS2 had some idea of wetter May

DATA available in Jan 2015 for Apr May Jun 2015

Summary: UKMO had some idea of temp ditribution but again not model was especially helpful

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