La Nina Weather Forecast in TIM
With reference to various meteorological sources, natural rubber production areas in Southern Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia are expected to experience the La Nina phenomenon between April and to June 2021.
According to Reuters and NOAA, high rainfall and wetter-than-average rainfall conditions are expected to continue until August 2021. Due to La Nina, the weather conditions towards the end of 2021 remain uncertain.
If the La Nina phenomenon persists and lingers for a long period, it would interrupt tapping activities as it reduces the tapping days of rubber smallholders. Hence, natural rubber production in this region is expected to be affected in 2021.
– National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
– World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
– ASEAN Specialised Meteorological Centre (ASMC)