Highlights – July 2014
During July 2014, sea surface temperatures (SSTs) were near-average across the central and east-central equatorial
Pacific and above-average over the far eastern equatorial Pacific (Fig. T18, Table
T2). The latest monthly
Niño indices were +0.2°C for the Niño 3.4 region
for the Niño 1+2 region (Table
T2, Fig. T5). The depth of the oceanic thermocline (measured
by the depth of the 20°C isotherm) was near-average across the central and eastern
equatorial Pacific (Figs. T15, T16).
Also during July, the low-level
easterly trade winds remained near-average across the equatorial Pacific (Table T1, Fig. T20). Meanwhile, tropical convection was above-average
over the tropical North Pacific (Figs. T25, E3).
Collectively, these oceanic and atmospheric anomalies reflect a continuation of
For the latest status of the ENSO
cycle see the ENSO Diagnostic Discussion at: