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Samoa Observer 10th May 2018
May is a momentous moment for climate change in the Pacific with key milestone events happening in our region.
| 11-May-2018
Issued 4 August 2017 | 31-Aug-2017
The tropical Pacific Ocean is currently neutral. Most | 28-Jul-2017
Fifteen National Meteorological Services (NMSs) in the region including Tokelau will benefit from the new | 28-Jul-2017
The Samoa Metrological Office is increasing its output capability to better inform the country of changing weather conditions 24-7. | 28-Jul-2017
Representatives from National and Regional organisations met in Honolulu, United States of America from 21-23 November 2016  to discuss basic technical organisational elements of the PI-RCC Network and agreed on a roadmap for its implementation. | 29-Nov-2016
Currently, neither El Niño nor La Niña conditions prevail in the Pacific,this is referred to as ENSO-neutral conditions. Continued ENSO-neutral conditions or a weak La Niña is expected over the period November 2016 to February 2017. Thereafter, ENSO-neutral conditions are favoured. | 27-Oct-2016
New York, May 7: The international community must boost efforts to build the capacity for disaster risk management and readiness to | 11-May-2016
El Nino conditions continue to rapidly weaken over March. While the Pacific ocean remains warmer than average, it has continued to cool steadily and most prevalently in the sub-surface. The Southern Oscillation Index (SOI), an atmosphere indicator of ENSO, has also dropped to a weak El Nino threshold indicating the atmosphere is in sync with cooling in the Pacific ocean. | 28-Apr-2016
Global average temperatures continue to break records.  While February, 2016 still holds the record for being the hottest month, March 2016 was the hottest March on record, and marks the 11th month in row that the global monthly temperature record has been broken. | 28-Apr-2016
The island of Kiritimati is one of the world’s most remote places — one of several dozen atolls making up the tiny island nation of Kiribati, a speck in the Pacific Ocean more than a thousand miles south of Hawaii. But, isolated as it is, news of its devastated coral is turning heads around the world. | 22-Apr-2016
Global monthly mean surface temperature anomaly for February 2016 have eclipsed the last year’s record by 0.4°C, reaching 1.35°C.  The previous monthly record, set in January 2016 was 1.14°C and last year’s annual record was 0.84°C.  These temperature anomalies are calculated against a baseline period of 1951-1980, so this increase doesn’t represent the full change since the | 31-Mar-2016
The 2015/16 El Niño is showing signs of weakening, though this does not mean that the observed impacts seen across the Pacific islands will diminish right away. The effects of El Niño in many islands will continue to be felt through the remainder of the year. | 31-Mar-2016

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