Vanuatu Synoptic Stations

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Vanuatu Current Climate Status


Bleaching and FisheriesAlert Level: WATCH (Low-level Thermal Stress).

El Nino Southern Oscillation

El Nino Southern Oscillation ENSO updateThe 2020-21 La Niña has passed peak, but its influence is expected to continue in the tropical Pacific. Climate model outlooks indicate the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) will return to neutral during Autumn (March to May 2021). The wetter influence from La Niña is likely to continue for the shorter term, with three-month climate outlooks indicating above average rainfall is likely for parts of Vanuatu.


Rainfall and WaterRainfall was above normal for much of the country in January 2021.

Sea Surface Temperature

Sea Surface Temperature and FisheriesSea surface temperatures of 28 - 30 degrees Celsius persisted over the country.