Colder than usual

It has been blowing hard for weeks now with only short interruptions with a squash zone on top of a high above New Zealand bringing accelerated trade winds to the area of Fiji. We’re glad about the cold weather and don’t mind wearing socks and hoodies for a while longer, as the cool breeze keeps the temperature of the water down as well. The Eastern Pacific is already much warmer than usual (typical for El Nino) and the Humboldt Stream that usually brings cold, nutrient-rich waters to the area of Galapagos has collapsed with lethal consequences for the eco system there (and in many other parts of the world).
We hope that El Nino conditions will kick in late here and hopefully we won’t have to witness coral bleaching in Fiji. El Nino also brings a higher risk of cyclones, another big worry out here.

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