Articles tagged "el nino 2015/16"


NOAA: State of the Climate in 2015

The year 2015 is now officially the warmest year since the mid-to-late 19th century, according to a newly released annual State of the Climate report, compiled by NOAA’s Center for Weather and Climate. The record-breaking heat is likely the result of a...

August 03, 2016


WMO's ENSO Update: Weak La Niña may develop

A La Niña event may develop in the third quarter of this year, but it is likely to be weak, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reported in its ENSO Update published July 28, 2016. The event is not expected to match up to the moderate to strong La...

July 28, 2016


Neutral El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) state - neither El Niño nor La Niña

The tropical Pacific Ocean remains in a neutral El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) state - neither El Niño nor La Niña. Sea surface temperatures across the tropical Pacific have been at neutral levels for the past four weeks, with the...

June 08, 2016


2015-16 El Niño ends, tropical Pacific Ocean returns to neutral

The tropical Pacific Ocean has returned to a neutral El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) state, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology reports in their May 24 ENSO Wrap-Up. Equatorial sea surface temperatures (SSTs) in the eastern Pacific have cooled in...

May 24, 2016


The 2015–16 El Niño in its last stages, BOM at La Niña Watch

The 2015–16 El Niño is in its last stages, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) reports. Recent changes in the tropical Pacific Ocean and atmosphere, combined with current climate model outlooks, suggest the likelihood of La Niña forming...

April 26, 2016


Palau could completely dry up this month, officials warn

Palau officials have warned today the country could completely dry up this month. The Pacific country, with about 18 000 people, declared the state of emergency last month due to one of the worst droughts in its history and is now asking for urgent aid. President...

April 04, 2016


Climate models indicate neutral conditions and La Niña equally likely in 2016

The decline of the 2015-16 El Niño continues in the tropical Pacific, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) reported today. For southern hemisphere winter and spring, climate models suggest neutral and La Niña conditions are equally likely....

March 29, 2016


The 2015/16 El Niño continues its steady decline

The 2015–16 El Niño continues its slow and steady decline, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) reports in their latest ENSO Wrap-Up. The tropical Pacific Ocean has cooled further over the past fortnight, and trade winds are near normal....

March 15, 2016


NASA's El Niño new animation study compares the 1997/98 and 2015/16 phenomenon

NASA's scientists produced a new animation showing the 2015 El Niño event unfolding the Pacific Ocean. Observed changes in the sea surface temperature (SST) vary greatly from those typical for the 1997/98 phenomenon; they are stronger and deeper. The La...

February 27, 2016


2015/16 strong El Niño declines, but continues to influence the global climate

The 2015/16 El Niño has passed its peak and continues to decline gradually, according to the latest updates from the World Meteorological Organization (WHO) and Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). Despite the weakening trend, it will continue to influence...

February 19, 2016


Heavy flooding affects drought-stricken California

Strong thunderstorms battered southern California since January 5, 2016. Heavy rainfalls, thought to be fueled by the El Niño phenomena, inundated streets and caused streams to overflow, disrupting traffic across the affected areas. Another strong storm is on...

January 07, 2016


BOM: 2015-16 El Niño has peaked

Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) reports that a number of El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) indicators suggest the 2015-16 El Niño has peaked in recent weeks. "Tropical Pacific Ocean temperatures suggest this event is one of the top three...

January 05, 2016


Missouri in a state of emergency, major to historic river flooding expected

December 2015 is one of the worst months of weather on records for the United States, with some areas not seeing a break in rainfall for several weeks. Currently, 17 million people are living in areas with flood warnings. Although the storms are now gone, the...

December 30, 2015


NASA ready to observe 2015/16 El Niño in unprecedented details

The periodical El Niño weather phenomena, known to affect the climate of our planet every few years, causing and enhancing extreme weather patterns, has already received a lot of attention this year, and will be better observed from space than any other El...

October 21, 2015