Vanuatu Synoptic Stations

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Vanuatu Current Climate Status


Bleaching and Fisheries4 weeks Coral Bleaching outlook in Vanuatu until 18 June, shows NO stress level to be expected in all islands.

El Nino Southern Oscillation

El Nino Southern Oscillation ENSO updateEl Niño Watch continues. El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) status is currently neutral, however there are signs of El Niño forming later this year therefore dial is raise to Watch, this means there is a 50% chance of El Niño in 2023.


Rainfall and WaterRainfall is the Amount of rain falling within an area in a given time. The rainfall outlook for Vanuatu from 25 to 11 June shows little guidance of near normal for Penama, malampa and part of Efate. likely below normal is issue for Torba and Tafea while likely above normal will be expected in shepherds group.

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 May 2023.