Assuming that one had planned to begin an extended passage
in Nov. from the U.S. East Coast
and assuming that the current
forecasts for an El Nino hold true, I know that:
activity will likely be suppressed in the Atlantic
But in the Pacific, the effect seems less clear. Will the trade
winds crap out? Will it be even hotter in the tropics? What, if any effect, will the warmer sea temperatures in the eastern and central Pacific have on the seasonal patterns there as regards conditions in general and cyclones in particular?
Anyone here done the Pacific in an El Nino year?