In the past month or so, sea surface temperatures of the central and eastern equatorial Pacific remained below normal. Based on the latest oceanic observations as well as forecasts by a number of climate models around the world, sea surface temperatures of the central and eastern equatorial Pacific are expected to warm gradually in the next few months.
(Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA)
Figure 1 Sea surface temperature anomalies of 21 January – 17 February 2018 in degree Celsius.
||The next update will be available in the latter half of March 2018.