What Changes in Rainfall are Typical during El Niño?

During an El Niño episode, areas in green or yellow are likely to become wetter or dryer than normal during the indicated months.

To see if we are currently experiencing El Niño, La Niña, or neutral conditions, click here.

Consult the latest seasonal forecast to see exactly where and when unusual rainfall is expected in the next few months. Seasonal forecasts take into account many other factors as well.

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Switch to another map: Select the dropdown menu at the top of the page, to the right of the blue “Forecasts in Context” heading.

Return to the menu page: Click the blue link called “Forecasts in Context” at the top left corner of the page.

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