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El Niño and La Niña
Latest status (January 2016)

The strong El Niño persisted in the past couple of months. Taking into account the latest oceanic observations and forecasts by a number of climate models around the world, the El Niño is expected to weaken gradually in the coming months, transitioning to ENSO-neutral conditions by the summer (June – August) of 2016.

Sea surface temperature anomalies
(Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA)

Figure 1.    Sea surface temperature anomalies of 29 November - 26 December 2015 in degree Celsius.

1. The next update will be available in the latter half of March 2016.

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