In February 2021, negative sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies were observed over the equatorial Pacific. Suppressed tropical convection and easterly wind anomalies at 850hPa persisted along the central equatorial Pacific. Negative monthly mean temperature anomalies below -6℃ were observed over Russia and North America, whereas positive anomalies spanned the Arctic and East Asia (excluding central China). Positive monthly mean precipitation anomalies were observed over some regions of Southern Africa, Canada, and eastern Brazil, whereas negative anomalies spanned some regions of the Arctic, Southern Europe to western China, Mexico, and southern Brazil.
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.
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