MONTH PACIFIC SST ATLANTIC SST GLOBAL
NINO 1+2

0-10S

90W-80W

NINO 3

5N-5S

150W-90W

NINO 3.4

5N-5S

170W-120W

NINO 4

5N-5S

160E-150W

N. ATL

5N-20N

60W-30W

S. ATL

0-20S

30W-10E

TROPICS

10N-10S

0W-360W

FEB 03 -0.2 25.8 0.3 26.7 0.8 27.5 1.0 29.0 0.1 25.5 0.5 26.9 0.4 28.2
JAN 03 -0.1 24.4 0.8 26.4 1.2 27.8 1.1 29.3 0.1 25.9 0.3 25.8 0.5 28.0
DEC 02 0.6 23.4 1.4 26.5 1.6 28.1 1.2 29.5 0.0 26.6 0.1 24.7 0.6 28.1
NOV 02 0.6 22.3 1.4 26.4 1.8 28.3 1.5 29.8 0.1 27.5 -0.3 23.6 0.6 28.1
OCT 02 0.3 21.2 1.0 25.9 1.5 28.1 1.1 29.6 0.3 28.2 0.0 23.3 0.4 27.8
SEP 02 -0.6 19.9 0.7 25.5 1.1 27.8 1.0 29.4 0.0 27.9 -0.2 22.8 0.3 27.4
AUG 02 -0.9 19.9 0.5 25.5 1.1 27.8 1.0 29.4 0.1 27.6 -0.1 22.9 0.3 27.4
JUl 02 -0.8 21.0 0.5 26.0 0.9 28.0 0.9 29.5 -0.1 26.9 -0.1 23.6 0.3 27.7
JUN 02 -0.4 22.7 0.7 27.1 0.9 28.4 1.0 29.6 -0.2 26.5 0.1 24.9 0.4 28.2
MAY 02 0.5 24.8 0.2 27.2 0.4 28.2 0.8 29.5 -0.1 26.2 0.4 26.4 0.3 28.7
APR 02 1.1 26.5 0.2 27.6 0.3 27.9 0.7 29.1 0.2 26.0 0.3 27.1 0.3 28.8
MAR 02 1.1 27.5 0.1 27.2 0.2 27.3 0.6 28.7 0.5 25.9 0.1 27.0 0.3 28.4



TABLE T2 - Mean and anomalous sea surface temperature (C) for the most recent 12 months. Anomalies are departures from the 1971-2000 adjusted OI climatology (Smith and Reynolds 1998, J. Climate, 11, 3320-3323).