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April 14, 2016


El Niño Report, April 14, 2016




Nearly all computer models predict further weakening of the current El Niño, with a transition to neutral conditions likely during May/June 2016.  Then, the chance of a La Niña increases during August/September 2016.  Historically, La Niña conditions follow strong El Niño events, and the current El Niño was considered to be the strongest since 1997.


This report is a consolidated effort of the USA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  Oceanic and atmospheric conditions are updated weekly on NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center website (El Niño/La Niña Current Conditions and Expert Discussions).  The next monthly El Niño discussion is scheduled for May 12, 2016.  To receive an email notification when the monthly El Niño discussion is released, send an email message to


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Source: Climate Prediction Center.  El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Diagnostic Discussion.  April 14, 2016.

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