03/01/2020, 3:15 pm EST

Climate & COVID-19

A possible contibutor to the spread of COVID-19 in China is a wetter than normal winter climate pattern. A National Institute of Health (NIH) study in 2013 found that flu spreads more easily in cold and dry OR cool and wet climate patterns during winter. China has observed a milder than normal winter with wet conditions.
03/01/2020, 10:38 am EST

Re-Emerging MJO Enhances South America Dryness/Wet Weather in Australia

Internationally, the emerging MJO stretched across Indonesia and backing into the eastern tropical Indian Ocean teh next 2 weeks supports dryness in South America and a wet climate in Australia backing into Southeast Asia with time. Southeast Asia is very dry and needs the rain. Argentina heat becomes impressive with the projected dryness.