The climate outlook for the 2024 southwest monsoon season (June to September) was finalized during the 28thsession of the South Asian Climate Outlook Forum (SASCOF-28) held on 29 April 2024 at Pune, India. The session was attended by the experts representing the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of nine South Asian countries as well as those representing several global and regional climate agencies including World Meteorological Organization (WMO), WMO Regional Climate Centre(RCC) Pune, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Met Office, UK (UKMO), International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), Regional Integrated Multi-hazard Early-warning System (RIMES), Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) , Lead Centre of LRFMME, Korean Meteorological Agency etc. The forum deliberated on various observed and emerging climatic features that influence the performance of the southwest monsoon such as the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), winter and spring Northern Hemisphere (NH) snow cover, land surface temperature anomalies etc.

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