Island Climate Update 174 - March 2015

An overview of the present climate in the tropical South Pacific Islands, with an outlook for the coming months, to assist in dissemination of climate information in the Pacific region.

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El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO)

Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs) across the Equatorial Pacific Ocean continued to reflect conditions between weak and neutral El Niño states in February 2015. Equatorial SSTs are warmer than normal in the central and western Pacific, and the anomalies in the eastern Pacific remain weak.