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Unusual Pacific Cooling means La Nina is now a possibility

It was only June when there were expectations of an El Nino coming. But the sea has cooled rapidly since then — much faster than usual — and now NOAA thinks a La Nina is slightly more likely. If so, global temperatures will decline.

Cold water is upwelling across the Eastern Pacific. Sea Surface Temp Anomaly.  | Image Sept 6, 2017

I notice that there is also unusually cold water on the surface of the eastern Indian Ocean near West Australia (see below). One spot is 2.5C cooler than normal. I don’t know the significance…