Ocean temperatures are currently 26.2C according to my thermometer.
As mentioned in previous posts we have not had a good rainfall in over 6 weeks, most of the water collected in Vava'u is from rain both directly into tanks built under or next to houses but also to replenish the water tables located in the limestone islands. Rainfall outlook can be seen here.
The winter months here are known as the "Dry season" however normally we always get some rain during this time, October is the month where our spring/summer formally arrives and brings hotter and wetter weather. This report shows the an El Nino pattern could potentially come to Tonga as well as backed up with meteorological data from NOAA as seen here.
The trade winds have been extremely light this year which brings the cooler air temps normally. Thought this report says that night time temperature were lower in June and they were through July, however the last week has been warmer and stickier. Lets hope that we get some cooler temperatures through and cool the air temperature down.
|Deforestation and then drought is causing huge implications for islands.|