The 2016 summer season is expected to be from normal to above-normal over most of Northern Eurasia. The probability of below normal temperatures is low, with the exception of some areas in the south of Ural and Western Siberia, and also in the north of Yakutia. There are many contradictions and uncertainties in forecasts of precipitation, according to the North Eurasia Climate Outlook Forum (NEACOF).
The special focus of NEACOF, established with WMO support in 2011, is the territory of Commonwealth of Independent States countries, i.e. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belorussia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. The purpose of NEACOF sessions is to develop a consensus seasonal outlook for summer and winter and to provide climate information to help the region manage and mitigate the impacts of climate variability and change.