Vanuatu Synoptic Stations

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Vanuatu Current Climate Status

Bleaching

Bleaching and FisheriesOn the 31st of March 2020, Coral Bleaching remains at Alert 1 over the northern waters of Vanuatu. Coral Reef Watch is currently issued for other parts of Vanuatu, except for Aneityum, where no stress is detected.

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

Rainfall and WaterFebruary 2020 rainfall record: Sola - Below normal; Pekoa - Above-normal; Lamap - Above-normal; Bauerfield - Below-normal; Port Vila - Below-normal; Whitegrass - Above-normal; Aneityum - Above-normal.

Sea Surface Temperature

Sea Surface Temperature and FisheriesAs of 31st March, sea surface temperatures were above average over the northern region, and normal over the southern region of Vanuatu.