(Tetum) Seeds of Life (SoL) research showing that the average temperature in Timor-Leste has increased by 1°C and rainfall has dropped 19% since 1974 was presented at the 1st Climate Change Adaptation Conference in Dili this week.

The research finding that Timor-Leste is now hotter than in Portuguese times is based on an analysis of changes in temperature and rainfall between the periods 1954-1974 and 2004-2012. (more…)

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(Tetum) How much do you know about the Seeds of Life program? Here’s 10 facts you may not know. (more…)

(Tetum) The Seeds of Life Climate Change Team have just collated 2012/2013 wet season data from the 20 automatic weather stations around the country.

These weather stations include sensors for rain, temperature, humidity (5 stations), radiation and wind speed. Two of the stations automatically transfer data to an internet site which is publicly available so you can access live weather data.  (more…)

Increased rainfall in Timor-Leste

On August 12, 2013, in Climate Change, English, Weather, by Kate Bevitt

(Tetum) Over the last few months, Timor-Leste has been experiencing above average rainfall. There have been at least two major floods in June in the area of Viqueque and Ainaro. On 22 June, Betano experienced the highest rainfall on record for June with over 270mm in one day. This increased rainfall is related to increased sea surface temperatures in the Timor area.


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