Vanuatu Synoptic Stations

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Vanuatu Current Climate Status

Bleaching

Bleaching and FisheriesCoral bleaching is a stage by which coral show signs of weakness or stress. Currently the climate models are indicating that the current activity of coral bleaching in Vanuatu coral reefs shows NO thermal stress alert level for the whole country.

El Nino Southern Oscillation

El Nino Southern Oscillation ENSO updateThe 2021–2022 La Nina (long period of extreme rainfall) event has ended. How ever some models suggested that la Nina may reform later in 2022. As a result, the Bureaus ENSO status has move to La Nina Alert. This means there is around 70% chance of La Nina forming later in 2022.

Rainfall

Rainfall and WaterRainfall is the Amount of rain falling within an area in a given time. All Vanuatu regions from northern, central and southern will be expecting above normal rainfall until 26 August 2022, with chances of 40 to 60% for the forecast to happen.

Sea Surface Temperature

Sea Surface Temperature and FisheriesSea surface temperature is the temperature of the ocean water close to the surface(1mm to 100m below). The sea surface temperature for Vanuatu will be warmer or above average(25 deg in southern to 29 deg in northern) for all Vanuatu regions in August 2022.