La Niña established in the tropical Pacific

La Niña established in the tropical Pacific

La Niña part of a cycle known as the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) has developed in the Pacific Ocean, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology announced on November 23, 2021. Consequently, BOM's ENSO Outlook has been raised to LA NIÑA….

Indian Ocean Dipole reaches zero, tropical Pacific Ocean remains ENSO neutral

Indian Ocean Dipole reaches zero, tropical Pacific Ocean remains ENSO neutral

The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) has reached zero for the first time since May 2019, according to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) report on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. Surface waters in the tropics close to and west of the Date Line are warmer than average, potentially…

Decadal variation of relationship between East Asian monsoon and El Nino

Decadal variation of relationship between East Asian monsoon and El Nino

East Asian summer monsoon (EASM) is one of the most dominant climate systems in East Asia. The anomalous EASM can cause extremely high temperatures, floods or drought. And the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), the dominating mode in the tropical Pacific,…

WMO’s ENSO Update: Weak La Niña may develop

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…

Odds keep rising for a big El Niño in 2015

Odds keep rising for a big El Niño in 2015

El Niño has arrived, it’s getting stronger, and it’s not about to go away soon. And already there are rumblings that this could be a big one. El Niño in Australia means warmer temperatures, and sometimes, but not always, drier conditions.In

The 2015 El Niño well established, continues to strengthen

The 2015 El Niño well established, continues to strengthen

The 2015 El Niño is now well-established and continues to strengthen, Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) reports today. International climate models surveyed by the BOM all indicate that El Niño will continue to strengthen, and persist into early 2016.

2015 El Nino: Ocean temperatures in the tropical Pacific rising

2015 El Nino: Ocean temperatures in the tropical Pacific rising

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology analysis of international climate models indicates further warming of the tropical Pacific. The sea surface temperatures are forecasted to remain above the El Niño threshold for the rest of this year which means the 2015 El

Heatwaves from India to the Middle East and Europe

Heatwaves from India to the Middle East and Europe

Strong heatwaves have swept several parts of the globe over the last two weeks, claiming lives and setting new records. While India experienced world's fifth deadliest heatwave in recorded history in May, extremely high temperatures were present in Pakistan and

El Niño calls for above-normal 2015 eastern Pacific hurricane season

El Niño calls for above-normal 2015 eastern Pacific hurricane season

NOAA's 2015 Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Outlook indicates that an above-normal season is most likely, with a 70% chance of an above-normal season, a 25% chance of a near-normal season, and only a 5% chance of a below normal season. The main climate factor expec

El Niño in the tropical Pacific continues to strengthen

El Niño in the tropical Pacific continues to strengthen

The El Niño in the tropical Pacific continues to strengthen, Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) reports today. International climate models surveyed by BOM indicate sea surface temperatures will remain well above El Niño thresholds at least into the