Vanuatu Synoptic Stations

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Vanuatu Current Climate Status


Bleaching and FisheriesCurrent Coral Bleaching alert for Vanuatu is No Stress. Outlook remains at No Stress for the next 4 weeks.

El Nino Southern Oscillation

El Nino Southern Oscillation ENSO updateThe El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) outlook remained at El Niño WATCH as climate models showed sea surface temperatures remain close to El Niño threshold, and relevant atmospheric indicators continued at the ENSO neutral phase. The gradual cooling of sub-surface temperatures over the past months weakened in May, while the warm surface temperatures across the equatorial Pacific persist.


Rainfall and WaterRainfall for May was below normal at Bauerfield, normal at Sola, Pekoa and Whitegrass, and above normal at Aneityum.

Sea Surface Temperature

Sea Surface Temperature and FisheriesOn average, the latest daily sea surface temperatures around Vanuatu are half degrees cooler than normal.