Temperature and Precipitation Deterministic Forecasts

Current Temperature and Precipitation Deterministic Forecasts
Period 1-3 month
Temperature Map|List
Precipitation Map|List

Deterministic Forecasts Issued at the Beginning of the Previous Month
Period 1-3 month
Temperature Map|List
Precipitation Map|List

Deterministic Forecasts Issued Two Months Ago
Period 1-3 month
Temperature Map|List
Precipitation Map|List

What do these maps represent ?
The upper panel shows the seasonal air temperature or precipitation anomaly forecasts. The forecast are presented in 3 categories: below normal, near normal and above normal. The lower panel illustrates the skill (percent correct) associated to the forecast.The forecast values for more than 100 locations in Canada are also shown at the "List" links. Please take into account the skill map (lower panel) when you use the forecast map (upper panel). To use the forecasts optimally it is strongly recommended to read carefully the user guide.

How are these forecasts produced?
The forecasts are based on the average of 10-member ensembles of forecasts produced with each of two coupled atmosphere-ocean-land physical climate models.