New Zealand Climate Update 197 - November 2015

What happened in October, how our climate outlook for the previous three months turned out, global and local sea temperatures, and our outlook for November to Januray.

New Zealand Climate Update 197 - November 2015 [PDF 799KB]

Global setting – October 2015

Atmospheric and oceanic anomalies in the equatorial Pacific reflect strong El Niño conditions. Sea surface temperature anomalies in the central and eastern Pacific have increased since September and are close to or exceed +2.5oC in places, whereas sub-surface temperature anomalies exceed +6oC in the far eastern tropical Pacific.