Latest status of El Niño and La Niña
In the past month or so, the warming trend of the central and eastern equatorial Pacific continued. Sea surface temperatures of the region returned to normal in March 2021, indicating that the La Niña event had come to an end. Based on the latest oceanic observations as well as forecasts by a number of climate models around the world, sea surface temperatures of the central and eastern equatorial Pacific are expected to remain normal during the remainder of spring and this summer (June - August).
(Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA)
Figure 1 Sea surface temperature anomalies of 14 March – 10 April 2021 in degree Celsius.
||The next update will be available in the latter half of May 2021.
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