Vanuatu Synoptic Stations

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Vanuatu Current Climate Status

Bleaching

Bleaching and FisheriesCoral bleaching is a stage by which coral show signs of weakness or stress. Currently the climate models are indicating that the current activity of coral bleaching in Vanuatu coral reefs shows watch alert for Torba, Snma, Penama, and Malampa Province while NO thermal stress alert level monitor on coral reefs of Shefa and Tafea Provinces.

El Nino Southern Oscillation

El Nino Southern Oscillation ENSO updateA triple-dip La Niña is currently underway in the Pacific, meaning La Niña is back for the third year in a row. Both the Tropical Pacific sea surface temperatures and atmospheric indicators are displaying typical patterns of a La Niña event. La Niña events increases chances of above average rainfall in Vanuatu.

Rainfall

Rainfall and WaterRainfall is the Amount of rain falling within an area in a given time. All Vanuatu regions from northern, central and southern will be expecting above normal rainfall until 20 November 2022. Chances of 40-70% up north and 40-50% down south for this forecast to happen.

Sea Surface Temperature

Sea Surface Temperature and FisheriesSea surface temperature is the temperature of the ocean water close to the surface(1mm to 100m below). The sea surface temperature for Vanuatu will be warmer or above average(27 deg down southern and up to 29 deg up northern) in November 2022.