In the past few months, sea surface temperatures of the central and eastern equatorial Pacific continued to cool. Based on the latest oceanic observations as well as forecasts by a number of climate models around the world, sea surface temperatures of the central and eastern equatorial Pacific are expected to remain below normal during winter 2017/18 (December 2017 – February 2018). The situation is likely to develop into a weak La Niña event.
(Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA)
Figure 1 Sea surface temperature anomalies of 19 November – 16 December 2017 in degree Celsius.
||The next update will be available in the latter half of January 2018.