Updated on March 20, 2018 5:41 PM (IST): Weak La Niña conditions persist, no alarming indication for Monsoon 2018
In the past week, there were only marginal changes in the indexes of Pacific Ocean. With this, weak La Niña conditions continue to persist.
With this, Skymet Weather would once again reiterate that we can expect gradual return from La Niña conditions to the neutral conditions from March to May.
Most importantly, the Nino 3.4 index, which is linked with the Indian Monsoon, does not give any alarming pointers or anxious moments that good have some impact on the approaching Southwest Monsoon 2018. Here’s a look at the recent Nino Index (in °C):
The warming of the Pacific Ocean continues, especially in the West Pacific as Sea Surface Temperatures (SST) continue to be above normal. However, East and Central Pacific are still cold as SSTs are settling below normal.
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Updated on March 14, 2018 1:41 PM (IST): Weak La Niña conditions continue, neutral conditions by onset of Monsoon 2018
In past one week, the Nino 3.4 index, which is linked with the Indian Monsoon, has shown a marginal variation to the tune of -0.1°C. Although it continues to settle in negative but has shown slight increase and is seen at the value of -0.7°C on March 12.