Average sea surface temperature anomalies over the equatorial Pacific Ocean for the week centred on Oct. 28, 2020 compared to 1981-2010 base period. (CPC.ncep.noaa.gov)

WMO officially calls a La Nina winter

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — A La Nina weather event has officially developed in the Pacific Ocean and is expected to continue into 2021, affecting temperatures, precipitation and storm patterns around the world, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The global declaration of the La Nina event by the United Nations’ agency will be used by governments […] Read more

Sea surface temperature anomalies on the tropical Pacific Ocean for the week centred on May 20, 2020. (CPC.ncep.noaa.gov)

El Nino, La Nina patterns not seen prevailing during summer

Reading Time: < 1 minute London | Reuters — Sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific remain neutral, meaning that neither El Niño nor La Niña weather patterns are prevailing, the U.N. World Meteorological Organisation said on Thursday. The El Niño pattern brings a warming of ocean surface temperatures in the eastern and central Pacific every few years, and is […] Read more

Average Pacific Ocean sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies, in degrees Celsius, for the week centred on Nov. 4. (CPC.ncep.noaa.gov)

El Nino strengthening, to be among biggest on record: WMO

Reading Time: 2 minutes Geneva | Reuters — The El Nino weather pattern, a phenomenon associated with extreme droughts, storms and floods, is expected to strengthen before the end of the year and become one of the strongest on record, the United Nations’ weather agency said Monday. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said this El Nino was already “strong […] Read more