New article out : Spatio‐temporal variability of rainfall in a high tropical island: Patterns and large‐scale drivers in Réunion Island

Abstract

Weather forecasting is challenging because of the complex interplay between local conditions and regional atmospheric forcings. In this article, we analyse the relationships between local daily rainfall and large‐scale synoptic patterns in the geographical context of Réunion Island, a high volcanic island in the southwestern Indian Ocean basin. Given the critical role of trade winds on weather conditions at island scale, we analyse those relationships across seasons defined with respect to yearly trade‐wind regimes. Lire la suite