Highlight: Steady moderate-strength La Nina.
Fig. 1: The 12-week Nino region SSTA observations.
Discussion: The Nino34 SSTA region is steadily in moderate-strength La Nina (Fig. 1). Similarly, all other Nino SSTA regions are steadily in moderate-intensity La Nina character. In a change, the NCEP CFS V2 Nino34 SSTA forecast indicates La Nina 2021-22 will last to JUN/JUL 2022 before dissipation (Fig. 2). Previously, La Nina was forecast to fade by late Q1/2022.
Fig. 2: The Nino34 SSTA forecast by NCEP CFS V2 indicates La Nina dissipation is delayed until JUN/JUL 2022.