The purpose of climate monitoring is to collect climate data in Southeast Europe region that will describe present climate and compare it with a reference period. It provides data for evaluation of past and present climate patterns and it is an important tool for seasonal forecast validation, as well as a necessary part of SEECOF process.
SEEVCCC gathers temperature and precipitation data from around 450 stations in Southeast Europe domain. Main data source is ECA&D, while some data are collected from climate bulletins and synops, as well. Using collected climate data, SEEVCCC creates monthly and seasonal (three consecutive months) maps of mean temperature, accumulated precipitation, temperature anomaly and precipitation percent of normal in respect to reference period 1961-1990. Maps are issued between 15th and 20th of a month for a previous month and a three months period.