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El Niño and La Niña
Latest status (November 2014)


The sea surface temperature of the central and eastern equatorial Pacific has remained above the normal range for six consecutive months. An El Niño event has been established. Taking into account oceanic observations and the latest forecasts by a number of climate models around the world, El Niño is likely to persist through this winter (Dec 2014 - Feb 2015).


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

Figure 1.    Sea surface temperature anomalies of 5 October - 1 November 2014 in degree Celsius.


Note:
1. The next update will be available in the latter half of January 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: <17 Nov 2014>