CHC Early Estimates
The CHC Early Estimates are regional rainfall maps designed to support agroclimatic monitoring. These maps, which are updated every five days with the latest CHIRPS data, show rainfall conditions for multiple accumulation periods. A “+ forecast” version provides an outlook using a 15-day forecast. The Recent Rainfall Monitor shows conditions for the most recent 1-, 2-, 6-, 12-, and 18-pentads (5 days to 3 months). The Seasonal Rainfall Monitor shows conditions for region-specific agricultural rainfall seasons.
The CHIRPS-GEFS data set uses the higher spatial resolution of CHIRPS and the advanced forecasting ability of GEFS to provide weather forecasts, updated daily at a spatial resolution of 5 km across the globe. In blending CHIRPS and GEFS, we bias-correct and downscale GEFS with respect to CHIRPS.
Early Warning eXplorer (EWX)
The Early Warning eXplorer (EWX) is a web-based single-page application for exploration of geospatial data related to drought monitoring and famine early warning. The EWX enables scientists, analysts, and policymakers to view diverse data sets side-by-side in the same spatial bounding box, and to step through sequences of multiple time-series data sets simultaneously.
Experimental Seasonal Forecasts (NMME)
Ethiopia Special Reports
Rain gauge observations from Ethiopia's National Meteorological Agency (NMA) are blended with CHIRPS for up-to-date assessments of rainfall conditions throughout major growing seasons. Reports feature 130+ gauges across Ethiopia, which are updated every 10 days. Ethiopia Special Reports are made possible by a partnership between the CHC and the Ethiopia NMA.