WIO bleaching alert 1/2/21

Photo credit: The Ocean Agency

The decadal forecast of the UK Meteorological Office shows the observed higher temperatures in 2016 and 2020, and updates the January 2020 forecast (at right), now predicting cooler temperatures in 2021, likely associated with the current La NiƱa. However, it predicts a rapid rise to even higher temperatures in 2022 and later.