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 NO stress alert level for all provinces except Torba and Sanma with Watch alert.

El Nino Southern Oscillation

El Nino Southern Oscillation ENSO updateThe 2021–22 La (long period of extreme rainfall) has reach an end with majority of indicators currently at neutral levels. How ever some models suggested that la Nina may reform later in 2022. As a result, the Bureaus ENSO status has move to La Nina Watch. This means there is around 50% chance of La Nina forming later in 2022.

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 8 July 2022. chances for this forecast to occur is moderate in the southern region to high in central and northern regions.

Sea Surface Temperature

Sea Surface Temperature and FisheriesSea surface temperature is the temperature of the ocean water close to the surface(1mm to 20m below). The sea surface temperature for Vanuatu will be warmer or above average(27 deg from south to 30 deg in north) for all Vanuatu regions in June 2022.