La NiƱa persists and a negative IOD episode is in full swing, per the @NOAANCEI ERSST data for July. SSTs are more than 2 standard deviations below normal in the southern tropical Pacific, but globally almost twice as much area (5.4% vs 2.9%) is >2SD above the 30-year normal.

— World Climate Service (@WorldClimateSvc) August 3, 2022