The ‘expected’ El Nino never eventuated this year, values are now at neutral. Bob Tisdale produces the charts showing that Enso values are now close to zero.
The waters off the North-West Australian coast are still very warm, causing considerable moist air to be affecting weather by moving in a South East direction across the continent bringing above average December rain and storms to many areas.
Here in Broome, storms continue to tease by passing east of the town, a common occurrence at the end of the year. We can only hope for rain to hit very soon. Above average temperatures will continue until it does.
NINO3.4 sea surface temperature anomalies are a commonly used metric for the frequency, strength and duration of El Niño and La Niña events. For the week centered on Wednesday December 12, 2012, they’re close to zero—at about 0.02 deg C. … Continue reading →