ENSO-neutral conditions continued
during August 2008, as sea surface temperatures (SSTs) in the central equatorial
latest monthly SST index was +0.2°C in the Niņo-3.4 region, and -0.3°C in the
Niņo-4 region (Table T2).
positive sub-surface temperature anomalies at thermocline depth have weakened
across the equatorial Pacific during August (Fig. T17).
the atmospheric circulation continued to reflect some aspects of La Niņa, with
low-level easterly winds and upper-level westerly winds over the western and central tropical Pacific
T20, T21, Table T1). Also, convection remained suppressed
throughout the central equatorial Pacific and enhanced over the western equatorial
the latest status of the ENSO cycle see the ENSO Diagnostic Discussion at: