In the past month or so, the cooling trend of the central and eastern equatorial Pacific continued. Overall speaking, sea surface temperatures of the region returned to normal in July 2019, indicating that the El Niño had come to an end. 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 remain normal this autumn (September-November).
(Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA)
Figure 1 Sea surface temperature anomalies of 21 July – 17 August 2019 in degree Celsius.
||The next update will be available in the latter half of September 2019.