Tafea Province - Rainfall Sites

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Tafea Current Climate Status

Bleaching

Bleaching and FisheriesCoral Bleaching Alert for Tafea 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

Rainfall and WaterWhitegrass and Aneityum recorded above normal rainfall in May. Normal rainfall is the most likely outcome for the Tafea group in July.

Sea Surface Temperature

Sea Surface Temperature and FisheriesSea surface temperatures over Tafea are currently up to 1.0 degree Celsius below normal.