Vanuatu Synoptic Stations

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Vanuatu Current Climate Status


Bleaching and FisheriesCoral Bleaching Alert Level 1 is in place for most of the country. Coral Bleaching is likely for Sanma, Penama, Shefa and Tafea.

El Nino Southern Oscillation

El Nino Southern Oscillation ENSO updateLa Niña (longfala taem blong ren) has ended in the tropical Pacific Ocean, having been declared in September 2022. Oceanic and atmospheric indicators have returned to ENSO-neutral (neither El Nino nor La Nina). Several models suggest El Nino (longfala drae taem) may develop later in 2023.


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 16 to 22 Januray 2023. With forecast Chances of 40-90% up north and 70-80% down south.

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(27 deg down southern and up to 29 deg up northern) in January 2023.