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El Niño and La Niña
Latest status (March 2015)

Despite warm anomalies of sea surface temperature becoming more concentrated near the central equatorial Pacific, the El Niño has generally 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 persist during spring (Mar-May) and summer (Jun-Aug) 2015.

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

Figure 1.    Sea surface temperature anomalies of 1-28 February 2015 in degree Celsius.

1. The next update will be available in the latter half of May 2015.

Related links:
What are El Niño, La Niña, ENSO?
The impact of El Niño and La Niña on the climate of Hong Kong
References on El Niño and La Niña

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Last revision date: <23 Mar 2015>