February 17, 2016

The dismal rainy season in southern Africa has destroyed crops, killed livestock, and even led to blackouts. El Niño probably had something to do with it. 

February 3, 2016

Rains arrived in California during January 2016, but the drought remains.

February 3, 2016

Free to good home! NOAA Climate.gov provides hundreds of images and maps that are free for re-use. This page gathers up links to our most popular El Niño and La Niña images.  

January 18, 2016

Answers to some of the questions that readers frequently ask NOAA experts about El Niño and La Niña.

ENSO diagnostic flowchart
January 5, 2016

NOAA's Climate Prediction Center monitors and issues outlooks for El Niño and La Niña using a 2-category (watch/advisory) alert system.

December 31, 2015

With this year's ongoing El Niño event, parts of East Africa may be ripe for a potential outbreak of Rift Valley Fever. See how government agencies are using climate data to help predict, and hopefully prevent, an outbreak of this deadly mosquito-borne virus that affects both people and valuable livestock.