In the past month or so, sea surface temperatures of the central and eastern equatorial Pacific remained above normal. Based on the latest oceanic observations as well as forecasts by a number of climate models around the world, the El Niño is expected to persist in the next few months.
(Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA)
Figure 1 Sea surface temperature anomalies of 19 May – 15 June 2019 in degree Celsius.
||The next update will be available in the latter half of July 2019.