Vanuatu Synoptic Stations

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Vanuatu Current Climate Status


Bleaching and FisheriesCoral Bleaching Alert for Vanuatu is No Stress for October 2020.

El Nino Southern Oscillation

El Nino Southern Oscillation ENSO updateA La Niña is underway in the Pacific. This La Niña will likely persist through December 2020 to February 2021, and is expected to strengthen and peak in December 2020. The strength of this La Niña event will possibly reach similar strength to the La Niña of 2010-12, placing it in the category of moderate to strong. However, it is likely to be short-lived, possibly ending in the first quarter of 2021.


Rainfall and WaterRainfall is expected to be above-normal for much of the country for the November 2020 to January 2021 period.

Sea Surface Temperature

Sea Surface Temperature and FisheriesSea surface temperatures have been above-normal for much of the country in October.