Sea surface temperatures of the central and eastern equatorial Pacific continued to cool in the past two months. Based on the latest oceanic observations as well as forecasts by a number of climate models around the world, the cooling trend of sea surface temperature is expected to persist. It is likely that La Niña will start to develop in autumn (September – November) 2016.
(Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA)
Figure 1 Sea surface temperature anomalies of 3 - 30 July 2016 in degree Celsius.
||The next update will be available in the latter half of October 2016.