Permanent secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology, Maldives, Mr. Ajwad Mustafa inaugurated the 7th National Monsoon Forum in Male, Maldives today. 

Mr. Mustafa thanked United Nations ESCAP, RIMES and other partners for their continued assistance to Maldives Meteorological Service (MMS) to engage the climate and weather service user community and maximize their output in respective sectors. He also highlighted the impacts of #climate change including changes in the rainfall pattern over Maldives. 

At the forum, MMS presented the seasonal outlook statement from June to September 2022 which estimates above normal rainfall over some parts of southern and central atolls, and below normal over northern and some parts of central atolls. Representatives from different ministries, departments, sectoral agencies, security agencies, NGOs and community user groups participated in the event.