Once regarded as indicative of an “El Wimpo”, conditions in the Pacific Ocean are pointing to a stronger and stronger El Niño.
The latest evidence that El Niño conditions are strengthening comes from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. In a report released this week, the agency noted that abnormally warm surface waters have spread significantly in the tropical Pacific over the past two weeks — a hallmark of El Niño. As the report puts it:
It is unusual to have such a broad extent of wa