SASCOF-18 will prepare a climate outlook for the 2020 winter season covering the months from October to December. NMHSs from SASCOF member countries Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, as well as several regional and global experts will jointly prepare this consensus outlook.

The CSUF special session will focus on interface with users from the Water and agriculture (linked to water) sector to interpret seasonal climate information and understand their specific needs with a view to further customizes climate information.