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How’s the josh of the South West monsoon looking?

El Nino, Monsoon

The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) is the Indian Ocean’s counterpart of the Pacific El Niño and La Niña. The term Dipole means two “poles” or two areas of differences. And by that logic, the IOD measures differences in Sea Surface Temperature (SSTs) between the Arabian Sea (western pole) and the Eastern Indian Ocean south of Indonesia (eastern pole).

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