New Zealand Climate Update 205 - July 2016

What happened in June, how our climate outlook for the previous three months turned out, global and local sea temperatures, and our outlook for July to September.

Download the PDF: NZCU 205 July 2016 [1.07 MB] 

Global setting: June 2016

The latest remnants of the strong El Niño which peaked late in 2015 have now vanished in the tropical Pacific Ocean, and the Pacific is ENSO-neutral. Ocean temperatures along the equatorial Pacific are now near or slightly below normal, and recent developments in the ocean – atmosphere system are pointing to a possible transition to La Niña over the coming three months.