The remnants of Typhoon Nanmodol have slightly reduced the rainfall deficit in southern China. Meanwhile south Asia continues to rebound, with areas of significant rainfall deficits restricted to greater Delhi, and northeast India. Poor rainfall in parts of southeast Asia is a growing problem as moisture has not been moving onshore from the South China Sea.
Typhoon Nanmodal soaked parts of southeastern China last week, bringing additional relief to the region. Nanmodol also made landfall in southern Taiwan, after clipping Luzon in the Philippines. The added rainfall will help improve moisture conditions, but it won't be until winter that there will be a sign of significant turnaround. If this winter, the snowpack starts building across the regions headwaters, then conditions will improve and the 2012 growing season would be closer to normal.