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El Niño and La Niña
Latest status (April 2017)

Sea surface temperatures over the eastern equatorial Pacific remained warmer than normal in the past month. According to forecasts by a number of climate models around the world, the central to eastern equatorial Pacific is likely to warm in the next few months with increasing chance of El Niño development.

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

Figure 1    Sea surface temperature anomalies of 5 March - 1 April 2017 in degree Celsius.


1. The next update will be available in the latter half of May 2017.

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