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Current Climate

Current Climate Conditions

In November 2020, negative equatorial sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies were observed over the equatorial Pacific. Suppressed tropical convection persisted along the western and central equatorial Pacific and wind anomalies at 850hPa were easterly along the equatorial Pacific, which is consistent with La Niña conditions. Positive monthly mean temperature anomalies were observed over the Arctic, Eurasia (excluding Central Asia and western China), eastern Africa, eastern USA, and Australia, whereas negative anomalies spanned over Central Asia, western China, Canada, and western USA. Positive monthly mean precipitation anomalies were observed over the Caribbean Sea and northern Brazil. Negative anomalies spanned over Russia, Europe, USA, Mexico, southern South America, and eastern Australia.


Climate Highlight

For timely detection and monitoring of major climate events over the Asia-Pacific region, the latest observed weekly, monthly and seasonal mean values of 2m temperature (T2M), outgoing long wave radiation (OLR), rainfall (RAIN), sea surface temperature (SST), surface wind at 10m (Wind10m) and geopotential height at 500hPa (Z500) are provided.