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El Niño and La Niña
Latest status (October 2014)

The sea surface temperature of the central and eastern equatorial Pacific has been above the normal range since May 2014. Taking into account oceanic observations and the latest forecasts by a number of climate models around the world, the central and eastern equatorial Pacific is likely to remain warmer than normal in the coming months, and an El Niño event is expected to become established by the end of autumn (Sep-Nov) 2014.

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

Figure 1.    Sea surface temperature anomalies of 31 August - 27 September 2014 in degree Celsius.

1. The next update will be available in the latter half of December 2014.

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 Oct 2014>