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El Niño and La Niña
Latest status (May 2016)


The current El Niño event continues to weaken and is expected to come to an end based on the latest oceanic observations as well as forecasts by a number of climate models around the world. After transitioning to ENSO-neutral conditions this summer (June – August), there is an increasing chance that La Niña may start to develop in the latter part of the year.


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

Figure 1.    Sea surface temperature anomalies of 3 - 30 April 2016 in degree Celsius.


Note:
1. The next update will be available in the latter half of July 2016.


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