Vanuatu Synoptic Stations

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Vanuatu Current Climate Status

Bleaching

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

El Nino Southern Oscillation

El Nino Southern Oscillation ENSO updateThe ENSO outlook remains at La Niña ALERT. This means the chance of La Niña forming in 2020 is around 70%. Continued cooling of the tropical Pacific Ocean and recent changes in tropical weather patterns suggest La Niña could become established in spring (September to November) 2020. Most climate models indicate the La Niña threshold could be reached by October, and is likely to persist into December 2020.

Rainfall

Rainfall and WaterRainfall forecast for August-October 2020: Above normal rainfall forecasted for the northern region (Torba, Sanma, Penama and Malampa), and normal rainfall forecasted for the southern region (Shefa and Tafea).

Sea Surface Temperature

Sea Surface Temperature and FisheriesSea surface temperatures in the central tropical Pacific are forecasted to cool further into the southern hemisphere winter, a pattern consistent with a La Nina-like pattern.