Sea surface temperatures over the central and eastern equatorial Pacific continued to warm in the past month. According to forecasts by a number of climate models around the world, the warming trend is likely to continue through spring and summer 2017 with increasing chance of El Niño development.
(Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA)
Figure 1 Sea surface temperature anomalies of 29 January - 25 February 2017 in degree Celsius.
||The next update will be available in the latter half of April 2017.