Vanuatu Synoptic Stations

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Vanuatu Current Climate Status


Bleaching and FisheriesCoral Bleaching "Warning" is currently in place for Torba. This means there are chances of coral bleaching occurring over Torba in the coming months. Coral Bleaching "Watch" is issued for Sanma, Penama, Malampa, Shefa and Tafea. This means chances of coral bleaching over these areas are low, however coral status are currently being monitored as some indicators are showing signs of coral bleaching.

El Nino Southern Oscillation

El Nino Southern Oscillation ENSO updateENSO is at Neutral. All indicators of ENSO are largely at normal; such as the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI), cloudiness near the Date Line, trade winds, and sub-surface temperatures in the Pacific.


Rainfall and WaterJanuary 2020 rainfall record: Rainfall was above normal over the northern & southern most islands such as Sola and Aneityum. Elsewhere recorded below normal rainfall.

Sea Surface Temperature

Sea Surface Temperature and FisheriesThe development of TC Uesi over the Vanuatu Area of Responsibilty has caused significant drop in sea surface temperatures over the central and southern islands during the middle of the second week of February.