The Current Extreme Precipitation Risk product captures the near-term risk of extreme precipitation across the globe using proprietary forecasts of precipitation totals, as well as historically observed statistics of precipitation at the same location. These products seek to identify areas across the region which are forecasted to have anomalously high precipitation totals, looking at both the likelihood of precipitation occurring as well as the intensity of the event. Extreme precipitation index values are calculated and then classed into one of five risk categories.
This Current Risk layer looks at the maximum of the daily extreme precipitation conditions across the globe for the next 1-3 days.
The following Extreme Precipitation Risk classes are used to classify the extreme precipitation index values: