January 11, 2018 Weak La Nina: The 2017-18 La Nina remains weak although likely maturing now as subsurface cool water to sustain La Nina is diminishing. According to multivariate ENSO index the […]
There is now a 70% chance of an Australian La Niña climate pattern developing during Spring 2016!
Over the past 12 months Australia has endured a high impact record strength El Niño climate pattern which peaked in November 2015 with large areas suffering a significant reduction in rainfall while […]
El Niño is dead but La Niña is coming: Are we ready?
Brandon Miller et al, CNN Wed June 15, 2016 It’s official — El Niño is dead. But its demise doesn’t necessarily mean we’re done with wild weather. The recent climate event — […]
Expectations rise for arrival of La Nina, promising wetter-than-normal conditions
LUCY CRAYMER Dow Jones April 13, 2016 Exit El Niño: Enter La Niña? Government forecasters in Japan and Australia have this week strengthened their assessment that a La Niña weather pattern will […]
El Niño ‘could be in final month’ say climate experts
IT’S been our constant companion bringing never ending days of glorious sunshine and long nights sticky with humidity. But it’s time to bid adios to El Niño, the weather system responsible, and […]
El Niños often lead to drier conditions over large parts of Australia, while La Niñas tend to enhance rainfall over much of the continent. Depending on the time of year, El Niño […]
La Niña: 2010–12
SOI: Strong SST: Moderate to Strong The 2010–12 La Niña event consisted of two peaks over successive summers; the 2010–11 peak was one of the strongest on record, comparable in strength with […]
Chance of a negative Indian Ocean Dipole event increases
The tropical Pacific Ocean remains in a neutral El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) state—neither El Niño nor La Niña—with all ocean and atmospheric indicators now near normal. Recent observations and climate model forecasts […]