El Nino and La Nina (July 2005)
In July 2005, sea surface temperatures (SSTs) over the tropical Pacific Ocean were near normal (Figure 1). Current oceanographic and atmospheric conditions together with predictions from climate models indicate that near-neutral conditions would prevail over the basin in the coming months.
Figure 1. Sea surface temperature anomalies in July 2005 in degree Celsius.
(Next update in November 2005)