Shefa Province - Rainfall Sites

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Shefa Current Climate Status


Bleaching and FisheriesCoral Bleaching Alert for Shefa is No Stress for August 2020.

El Nino Southern Oscillation

El Nino Southern Oscillation ENSO updateLa Niña indicators continue to develop as the ENSO outlook shifted to La Niña WATCH since mid-June. The chance of this La Niña forming in 2020 is around 50%. International climate models surveyed by the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-hazards Department (VMGD) suggest sea surface temperatures in the central tropical Pacific will continue to cool over the coming months, hence majority of models (more than half surveyed) anticipate a La Niña event could be met by the end of spring (September - November 2020).


Rainfall and WaterNormal rainfall was recorded in Bauerfield and Port Vila in May. Below normal rainfall is the most likely outcome for the Shefa group in July.

Sea Surface Temperature

Sea Surface Temperature and FisheriesSea surface temperatures are currently 0.5 degree Celsius above normal over Epi and the Shepherds islands. Efate currently experiences 0.5 degree Celsius below normal.