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The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) announced today the tropical Pacific Ocean returned to a neutral El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) state last week.

It gets better! The current outlooks suggest there's a very little chance of the tropical Pacific Ocean returning to El Niño levels this year.

This is news worth celebrating, because the past El Niño brought extreme weather to Hawaii; for example, the heat index in my office peaked at 110°F on August 22, 2015!

The BoM also announced there's a 50 percent chance La Niña will form during the months of June through August. That phenomenon could potentially bring wetter weather to Hawaii in the winter of 2016-17.

I say potential because only one of the last three La Niña's brought wetter weather to Hawaii: 2007-08 was wetter than normal; while 2010-11 and 2011-12 was drier than normal.


  1. "El Nino ends as tropical Pacific Ocean returns to neutral." media.bom.gov.au. May 24, 2016.

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