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Friday, June 12, 2015

Former US Intelligence Director Tells Congress Iran Will Soon Have WMD

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Former US Defense Intelligence Agency Director Michael Flynn said that Iran intends to develop intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) with enough range to hit US soil as part of Tehran’s nuclear weapons program.

Iran intends to develop intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) with enough range to hit US soil as part of Tehran’s nuclear weapons program, former US Defense Intelligence Agency Director Michael Flynn said in congressional testimony on Wednesday.

“Iran has every intention to build an ICBM and nuclear weapons program,” Flynn told the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs. “Iran’s next generation of missiles will include ICBM’s capable of attacking the American homeland.”

In April, Iran and the P5+1 group of international mediators, comprising the United States, China, France, Russia and the United Kingdom plus Germany, agreed to a political framework on the Iranian nuclear program and pledged to finalize a comprehensive agreement by June 30.

Flynn also argued that the Iran nuclear agreement has several deficiencies, including the fact that it will be nearly impossible for the international community to monitor Iran’s nuclear development activities.

The nuclear agreement would allow Iran to achieve strategic dominance in the Middle East and has caused allies in the region to lose faith and trust in the United States, Flynn added.

As part of the agreement, Tehran agreed to cut back uranium enrichment activities and decrease its number of centrifuges in exchange for sanctions relief.

The process for lifting sanctions and the scope of inspections have been sticking points during the talks. Iran is looking for immediate sanctions relief and is opposed to allowing inspectors into military sites, which Tehran says are not related to its nuclear program.

Credit to Sputnik

Read more: http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20150610/1023188312.html#ixzz3coONOc93

Merkel asks experts to draw up plans to protect German economy from Grexit

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Angela Merkel is resigned to Greece leaving the eurozone, it was claimed today, and has asked economic experts, diplomats and bankers to draw up emergency plans to stop fallout from a 'Grexit' wrecking Germany's economy.

The Chancellor's waning resolve could torpedo debt negotiations between Greece and its creditors, which were already in disarray after the International Monetary Fund last night broke off talks in Brussels, citing 'major differences'.

The German newspaper BILD today ran the headline: 'Now Angela Merkel is also planning for a Grexit!', adding that Mrs Merkel has been discussing the possibility of writing off some of Athens' debts and introducing capital controls - blocks on moving or withdrawing money - on customers of Greek banks.

Shares in some of Greece's biggest banks fell sharply on the Athens Stock Exchange as the country's debt negotiations stalled. Stocks in the National Bank of Greece fell almost 6 per cent, while Piraeus and Alpha banks fell more than 5 per cent.

'Grexit is not a taboo word any longer. In Berlin intensive planning is underway in the case of failure,' added Bild, quoting a senior diplomat who told the paper: 'Also the Chancellor now knows that the time is fast running out.'

Mrs. Merkel is said to be deeply disillusioned with Greece's refusal to implement further EU cuts and tax rises in order to qualify for another tranche of bailout cash.

Credit to Dailymail.co.uk
Read more: http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/article-3120648/IMF-quits-Greece-debt-talks-shock-announcement-citing-major-differences.html#ixzz3crNygqnp

WORLD WAR ALERT: NATO's "Saber Strike" Could trigger Nuclear War

The Coming Alien Invasion of the Earth

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Pope Francis has said that he would be willing to baptize aliens if they came to the Vatican, asking “who are we to close doors to anyone, even Martians”.
According to multiple sources within the Vatican, Pope Francis wants to avoid the long-term embarrassment that the church experienced during the time of Galileo when it was clearly revealed that the Earth was not the center of the Universe. Reportedly the Pope wants to position the Jesuit Order to incorporate a new reality which consists of the acceptance of accepting a new reality of alien existence which are telepathic  and this will form the basis between humans and advanced aliens. I believe that this is what the Bible refers to as the Great Deception.
The United Nations is announcing that Pope Francis will address the annual U.N. General Assembly of world leaders on Sept. 25 during his first papal visit to the United States.The pope earlier agreed to address a joint meeting of Congress on his visit. The upcoming September 24 speech will mark the first time that a Pope will address the United States Congress.
Many speculate that this is where the Pope will make his move to announce his “one religion initiative” and further elaborate on his belief that mankind is about to be contacted by telepathic aliens (his words, not mine). In an interview with Famiglia Cristiana, the Pope stated that he wanted to found an international body of religions under one central authority, “An United Nations of religion“.

Operation Blue Beam

For decades, NASA has developed space based weapons systems designed to penetrate every aspect of our lives and this plan is labeled as Operation Blue Beam.
The Blue Beam Project has four different steps in order to implement a new age religion, along with the roll out of a fake Antichrist at its head. Oh, I believe that we will see an Anti-Christ, but this will not be it. We must remember that the new age religion is the very foundation for the new world government, without which religion the dictatorship of the New World Order is completely impossible.
Phase 1
The first step in the NASA Blue Beam Project concerns the breakdown of all archaeological knowledge. We will see more and more fake discoveries of previous alien contact, where these new discoveries will finally explain to all people the error of all fundamental religious doctrines.
This new false doctrine will be used to make all nations believe that their religious doctrines have been misguided for centuries. Psychological preparations for that first step have already been implemented with such things as the Star Trek TV series,  the 2001 A Space Odyssey film , X Files, Falling Skies, the TV series V, and movies such as Independence Day, and District 9. All of this constitutes the psychological conditioning designed to promote a paradigm shift designed to get the public to accept an “alien” existence.
Phase 2
blue beam 3The second part of this deception is creating 3D holograms, sound and laser projections which will give way to several holographic images. As Steve Quayle and I discussed in our most recent interview, the HAARP type of technology now exists where entire battlefields can be projected and nobody would be the widers because, under these circumstances, nobody could distinguish fact from fiction.
Fact or Operation Blue Beam?
Fact or Operation Blue Beam?

Phase 3
Nearly a generation ago, Nick Begich demonstrated to the European Parliament how Project HAARP could produce fake voices inside the heads of the members of Parliament in what is known as Voice to Skull technology.
Using ELF waves, HAARP can be directly projected into the brain, causing the brain to receive messages, words, and instructions HAARP can provide a way to wipe out communications over a large area, while keeping the military’s own communications systems working. HAARP can also be used for mind control.

Phase 4
Phase 4 culminates with mankind’s shared belief from the Great Deception, than an alien invasion is either under way, or is imminent and the only means of salvation is for a God-like figure, a holographic (i.e. a one-world religion God) will step in and “save” humanity. This will mark the beginning of a one-world government and a single Pagan religion like the one being called for the present Pope.
In this final  phase of the plan, it will be made clear to the people that an alien invasion is imminent and the consolidation of government, religion, military and economic institutions will be “needed” for mankind to survive
Operation Blue Beam has some basis of support from prominent elites.

Dr. Carol Rosin and Wernher Von Braun

Dr. Rosin recounts her four year association with Von Braun, and is she is quick to point out that he predicted that mankind would have a series of “boogey men” designed to manipulate mankind on the way to a New World Order.
First, Von Braun said we would fear the Russians followed by terrorists and then we would fear asteroids and then, finally, mankind would be manipulated into believing that the earth was going to be attacked by aliens. The end game from this reign of terror would be planetary unification.

Hillary Clinton and the UFO Question

Hillary Clinton was viewed at the Rockefeller Ranch holding a book by Paul Davies regarding the implications of extraterrestrial life.
Interestingly, Vince Foster, friend and advisor to President Clinton, was tasked with two missions upon Bill Clinton’s election. First, find out who killed JFK. Secondly, find out the truth behind the alien question. Foster, as all will recall, committed “suicide” under some very mysterious circumstances.

Reagan’s Alien Speech to the United Nations

In 1987, Ronald Reagan addressed the United Nations and asked what would happen to the differences in and among the nations of the earth if we were attacked by a hostile alien force.  This is that speech.


 There is enough evidence here to make most reasonable  people sit up and take notice.  Blue Beam is a fall back doomsday plan which will be implemented when all else fails. Is the NWO desperate enough to engage in such a plot? I think it is likely that this plan will be implemented so long as other plans of unification (i.e. World War III) fail to materialize. And when and if this plan materializes, don’t believe a single word of it, no matter how real ET seems to be. Why not? Because this event fits under the Biblical category of “Rumors of War”. And when we are faced with this Great Deception, fall to your knees and collectively pray for God’s intervention and direction in your lives. 
Credit to Common Sense

The Frightening Third Purpose of Jade Helm

As long-time readers to this website will recall, I have been very consistent with regard to the sequencing of how this nation would be brought to its knees.
  1. A series of false flag events will take place that will lead to massive civil unrest/conflict.
  2. Martial law will be imposed as a result of the civil unrest.
  3. Martial law will result in the elimination of any meaningful resistance to autocratic control and the installation of the New World Order. In order to achieve planetary unity, with a greatly reduced population, it will be necessary to fight World War III.
Jade Helm’s Purpose
A blind man could see that Jade Helm is about (1) the removal of Red Listed political dissidents and, (2) the imposition of martial law and the elimination of all political dissidence. There now appears that Jade Helm has an even more sinister purpose. Jade Helm is also providing cover to the U.S. military so that military assets can be redeployed in preparation to fight World War III.
Walk with me through this progression as the third purpose of Jade Helm is revealed.
America Is the Most Hated Nation
In Michel Chossudovsky’s work The Globalization of War: America’s “Long War” against Humanity, the United States has become the real Big Brother of George Orwell’s 1984.The United States is the most hated nation on the planet as we have descended into an abject totalitarian state that brainwashes its citizens into believing that a state of constant warfare against terrorists that the CIA supplies (i.e. ISIS) and this endless war must be eternally waged against these totally mythical enemies. In the name of freedom, constitutional liberties must be sacrificed for the sake of national security and perpetual war is necessary to preserve the peace. The logic reminds me of the old Vietnam era saying which stated that “Fighting a war to preserve peace, is like having sex to preserve one’s virginity”.
In his book, Chossudovsky also went on to say the following:
“The rulers of the US state are global industrialists, bankers, and businessmen who seek to gain control of the world’s natural resources, including the vast natural gas, oil, and uranium reserves at the basin of the Caspian Sea, for power and profit. It’s a thesis that many in the main-stream media might dismiss as a conspiracy theory, save for the fact that it is supported by the chain of events that have unfolded since the close of World War II.”
I would add that the rulers of this country have gotten away with grand theft banking since 1913 by plundering the treasury and the economic future of the United by plunging the U.S. into unfathomable levels of debt for their personal profit. The center piece of the elite’s economic of this country is the misuse of the dollar. Since the removal of the Gold Standard as the necessary and proper backing for the dollar, the only thing that has saved the dollar from collapse is the fact that since 1944, the dollar has been backed by oil, or the Petrodollar as it is called. In this Petrodollar arrangement, the nations of the world that desired to purchase Middle Eastern oil, had to first purchase U.S. dollars which was the currency of exchange when it came to obtaining oil. This arrangement allowed the elite, at home, to plunder the People’s money in the name of the military industrial complex, while keeping the dollar afloat despite the growing debt levels.
The US Is Hit In the Face With BRICS
The BRICS, led by Russia, China and oil producer, Iran, are leading the world away from the dollar as the universal currency of oil. Combined with our $18 trillion dollar deficit, our $240 trillion dollars of unfunded mandates (e.g. social security, Medicare, etc.) and our $1.5 quadrillion dollar credit swap derivatives debt and the continual erosion of the Petrodollar, the U.S. economy sits upon the precipice of collapse. The incompetent and corrupt Obama administration attempted to save the Petrodollar, back in 2012-13 by attempting to gain the moral high ground with the end result being the invasion of Syria which would have been followed by the invasion of Iran. Both world and domestic opinion blocked these attempts and the Petrodollar continued its march towards extinction.
The Rothschild banking system has put the central banks of the world, including the Federal Reserve, on death’s ground. The Rothschild system desires planetary unity as well as 90% depopulation. The best way to achieve planetary unity is through fighting World War III.
The derivatives debt, introduced by the elite bankers have bankrupted the central banks. As a result, the central banks of each country are looking to exploit the resources of the other central banks and their respective nations. This has put the world on a collision course with World War III. All and I mean all of the national economies are on the verge of collapse. Ultimately, the U.S. must conquer Russia and China to preserve the Petrodollar and maintain their dominance of the United States.
Economic Collapse
Like a punch drunk boxer, the U.S. economy only needs one significant blow to bring this entire house of cards we call “the economy” to its knees. Since most people live paycheck to paycheck and have less than three days of food on hand, the thin boundaries of social control would quickly evaporate which would necessitate the government finding the need to “extract” those who would be most likely to lead a revolution against the power elite and their minions in Washington D.C. The “Red List” extractions, under Jade Helm, will be carried out by Special Operations Forces. In order to re-establish social control, martial law would be implemented with a vengeance through the use of convention military forces such as the 82nd Airborne. In a nutshell, this is Jade Helm.
 “Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste”
As would any entity, the central bankers of this nation, the Federal Reserve, will do what is necessary to survive and that includes the continued plundering of the dollar, while not crashing the dollar beyond the point of not being to resurrect the dollar. For this Petrodollar scheme to continue, the BRICS anti-Petrodollar strategy must be eradicated and that means war against Russia and China.
All Wars Require Mobilization of Military Assets
Americans have been awestruck at the massive movement of troops around the country. The massive movement of troops seems out of proportion to the Jade Helm drill. Every state in the country is experiencing unprecedented military activity and now we are seeing foreign troops become part of the landscape (e.g. Russians, Danes, Canadians, et al.).
The Third Purpose
When the aerial assets of Pope AFB were moved, I became suspicious that Jade Helm was ultimately serving a larger purpose.
Most journalists, who have followed the horrific details of Jade Helm know that Jade Helm will eliminate all resistance to World War III. Now we are seeing the prepositioning of military assets under the guise of Jade Helm for the purpose of fighting World War III which is a war of survival for the Federal Reserve and the Petrodollar. In actuality, this world war will be a war of depopulation and planetary unification and will be fought for the Rotschild banking interests in Basil.
At the end of the day the Federal Reserve and the other central banks will lie in ruin as the march towards the seemingly inevitable conclusion of a one-world government comes into being.
Finally, the U.S. has been set up to lose World War III and I have documented this to a fault. The focus for each American should become individual preparation, both physical and spiritual.
Credit to Common Sense

Ukraine conflict could spark 'all-out war'

World Bulletin / News Desk

The conflict in Ukraine continues to escalate and could spiral out of control, experts have told Anadolu Agency.

Alexander Hug, deputy chief of the Special Monitoring Mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said: “The Special Monitoring Mission [SMM] has seen a sharp increase in tension levels in the conflict since June 3.

“We see no indication of adhesion to the first measure of the Feb. 15 Minsk Agreement, which calls for a ceasefire.”

Fighting has continued in specific spots along the 'contact line' – the division between territory held by pro-Russian oppostion forces and the Ukrainian army – since the agreement was signed, Hug said.

“But, at the moment, there is fighting all along the contact line,” Hug said, noting that Marinka, in the Donetsk province, was a hot spot.

Clashes around Marinka and at nearby villages claimed some 30 lives last week and threatened to escalate on Thursday and Friday, when a Ukraine military spokesman reported mortar fire and attacks with small-arms.

Security analysts warn that escalation of the conflict could lead to “all-out war”.

“The tension has reached an extremely high level,” says Oleksiy Melnyk, co-director of Foreign Relations and International Security Programs at the Razumkov Center in Kiev, in an interview with Anadolu Agency.

“It would only take an accident or incident of some kind to see the conflict blow up into all-out war.”

Ambassador warns of escalation

Ukraine’s ambassador to Turkey, Sergiy Korsunsky, told Anadolu Agency that Ukraine will take the necessary steps to defend its territory as the conflict grows more intense.

“The separatist aggression around Maryinka has become another evidence of Russia’s intentions to escalate the confrontation in southeastern Ukraine and to disrupt the Minsk process.

“Ukraine, as a responsible part of the agreement reached, is fulfilling its obligations related to de-escalation of the situation on the ground. However, if the aggressive provocations of Russia and Russia-sponsored terrorists continue, Ukraine reserves its right to reciprocate in an appropriate manner.”

Korsunsky said, however, that Ukraine would make an utmost effort for a diplomatic solution.

“Since the very beginning of Russia’s aggression, Ukraine has been constantly counteracting and protesting it both militarily and diplomatically.

“As a result of Ukraine’s diplomatic activity, 100 UN member countries officially recognized the fact of Russian aggression against Ukraine and supported Ukraine’s territorial integrity. The latest outbreak of terrorist activities in south-eastern Ukraine has also been protested at all diplomatic levels and condemned by our partners throughout the world.

“Particularly I refer to the recent G7 meeting and statements by the leaders of Germany, the U.S. and Canada,” Korsunsky said.

Analyst Melnyk also claimed that Russia has stepped up the provision of weapons and troop support to the pro-Russian separatists.

“Russia’s strategy is to use rebel aggression to force concessions from Ukraine’s Western allies. The idea is: the more there is a threat of increased conflict, the more likely the West is to compromise on sanctions in an effort to avoid war.”

Melnyk said that this latest offensive dates from June 3, shortly before an EU meeting at which the sanctions policy was to be considered.

Hug pointed out that there is evidence that Russian troops are now fighting alongside the pro-Russian separatists.

“The SMM has seen uniformed men and women in areas not controlled by the government. We have also interviewed two detainees, and those individuals suggested that they were members of a Russian armed unit in Ukraine.”

On Wednesday, Sky News reported finding the graves of three Russian soldiers along with evidence that they had served in the Ukraine conflict.

Russia continues to deny that any of its armed forces are taking part in the conflict.

Credit to World Bulletin


Hospitals Are Blatantly Ripping Us Off

Scam - Public DomainMost Americans are deathly afraid to go to the hospital these days – and it is because of the immense pain that it will cause to their wallets.  If you want to get on a path that will lead you to bankruptcy, just start going to the hospital a lot.  In America today, hospitals and doctors are blatantly ripping us off and they aren’t making any apologies for it.  As you will read about below, some hospitals mark up treatments by 1,000 percent.  In other instances, basic medical supplies are being billed out at hundreds of times what they cost providers.  
For example, it has been reported that some hospitals are charging up to 30 dollars for a single aspirin pill.  It would be difficult to argue that the extreme greed that we see in the medical system is even matched by the crooks on Wall Street.  These medical predators get their hands on us when we are at our most vulnerable.  They know that in our lowest moments we are willing to pay just about anything to get better or to make the pain go away.  
And so they very quietly have us sign a bunch of forms without ever telling us how much everything is going to cost.  Eventually when the bills come in the mail, it is too late to do anything about it.
How would you feel if someone sold you something for ten times the amount that it was worth?
Would you feel ripped off?
Well, that is what hospitals all over the country are doing every single day.  Just check out what one brand new study has discovered
Some hospitals are marking up treatments by as much as 1,000 percent, a new study finds, and the average U.S. hospital charges uninsured patients three times what Medicare allows.
Twenty of the hospitals in the top 50 when it comes to marking up charges are in Florida, the researchers write in the journal Health Affairs. And three-quarters of them are operated by two Tennessee-based for-profit hospital systems: Community Health Systems and Hospital Corporation of America.
“We just want to raise public awareness of the problem,” said Ge Bai of Washington & Lee University in Virginia, an accounting professor who wrote the study along with Gerard Anderson of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
Does reading that make you angry?
It should.
They are greedily taking advantage of all of us.
Other studies have come up with similar results.  Here is one example
According to National Nurses United, U.S. hospital charges continue to soar with a handful of them, such as Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center in Secaucus, N.J., going as far as charging more than ten times the total cost — or almost $1,200 per $100 of the cost of care. Meanwhile, the hundred priciest hospitals in the nation were found to have this cost ratio begin at 765 percent, which is more than twice the national average of 331 percent.
Much of the time, we are being overcharged for tests, services and procedures that we don’t even need.
It has been estimated that the amount of truly wasteful spending in the U.S. medical system comes to a grand total of about $600 billion to $700 billion annually.  That means that wasteful medical spending in the U.S. each year is greater than the GDP of the entire country of Sweden.
And of course almost everyone has a story about an absolutely ridiculous medical bill that they have received.  In fact, if you have one that you would like to share, please feel free to share it at the end of this article.  The following are just a few examples that were shared in an editorial in a local newspaper
Have you heard about the little girl who required three stitches over her right eye? The emergency room sent her parents a bill for $1,500 — $500 per stitch (NY Times, Dec. 3). My neighbor recently spent six hours in the emergency room with bleeding from the mouth. He was on a blood thinner, needed several blood tests, and his heart was monitored. His hospital bill came to $22,000. A California man diagnosed with lung cancer chose to fight his cancer aggressively. Eleven months later his widow received a bill exceeding $900,000.
One of the most disturbing trends that we are witnessing all over the nation is something called “drive by doctoring”.  That is where an extra doctor that isn’t even necessary “pops in” to visit patients that are not his or “assists” with a surgery in order to stick the patient with a big, fat extra bill.  The following is from a New York Times article about this disgusting practice…
Before his three-hour neck surgery for herniated disks in December, Peter Drier, 37, signed a pile of consent forms. A bank technology manager who had researched his insurance coverage, Mr. Drier was prepared when the bills started arriving: $56,000 from Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, $4,300 from the anesthesiologist and even $133,000 from his orthopedist, who he knew would accept a fraction of that fee.
He was blindsided, though, by a bill of about $117,000 from an “assistant surgeon,” a Queens-based neurosurgeon whom Mr. Drier did not recall meeting.
How would you like to receive a bill for $117,000 from a doctor that you had never met and that you did not know would be at your surgery?
This is how broken our medical system has become.
And of course this type of abuse is not just happening in New York.  It is literally happening all over the nation
In operating rooms and on hospital wards across the country, physicians and other health providers typically help one another in patient care. But in an increasingly common practice that some medical experts call drive-by doctoring, assistants, consultants and other hospital employees are charging patients or their insurers hefty fees. They may be called in when the need for them is questionable. And patients usually do not realize they have been involved or are charging until the bill arrives.
If you or a close family member has been to the hospital recently, you probably know how astronomical some of these bills can be.
And if you have a chronic, life threatening disease, you can very rapidly end up hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt.
If you doubt this, just check out the following excerpt from an article that appeared in Time Magazine.  One cancer patient out in California ran up nearly a million dollars in hospital bills before he finally died…
By the time Steven D. died at his home in Northern California the following November, he had lived for an additional 11 months. And Alice had collected bills totaling $902,452. The family’s first bill — for $348,000 — which arrived when Steven got home from the Seton Medical Center in Daly City, Calif., was full of all the usual chargemaster profit grabs: $18 each for 88 diabetes-test strips that Amazon sells in boxes of 50 for $27.85; $24 each for 19 niacin pills that are sold in drugstores for about a nickel apiece. There were also four boxes of sterile gauze pads for $77 each. None of that was considered part of what was provided in return for Seton’s facility charge for the intensive-care unit for two days at $13,225a day, 12 days in the critical unit at $7,315 a day and one day in a standard room (all of which totaled $120,116 over 15 days). There was also $20,886 for CT scans and $24,251 for lab work.
The sad truth is that the U.S. health care system has become all about the money.
A select few are becoming exceedingly wealthy while millions go broke.  One very disturbing study discovered that approximately 41 percent of all working age Americans either have medical bill problems or are currently paying off medical debt.  And collection agencies seek to collect unpaid medical bills from approximately 30 million Americans every single year.
Once upon a time, going into the medical profession was a sacrifice and you did it because you wanted to help people.
Today, it is considered to be a path to riches.
If the U.S. health care system was a separate country, it would actually be the 6th largest economy on the entire planet.  Even though our system is deeply broken, nobody wants to rock the boat because trillions of dollars are at stake.  If it was up to me, I would tear the entire thing down and rebuild it from scratch.
So what about you?  How would you fix our broken health care system?  Please feel free to share your ideas by posting a comment below…
Credit to Economic Collapse

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Isaac Newton's September 23, 2015 prophecy

Ocean temperatures continue to rise in the tropical Pacific

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The 2015 El Niño continues to develop. International climate models surveyed by the Bureau of Meteorology suggest further warming of the tropical Pacific is likely, with sea surface temperatures forecast to remain above El Niño thresholds for the remainder of the year.

Most oceanic and atmospheric indicators are consistent with El Niño. Sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific have continued to warm, and trade winds have been consistently weaker than average. However, the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) is currently rising, with this due to local weather, not climate factors. In the past three months the SOI has averaged −9.7, exceeding El Niño thresholds. Cloudiness near the Date Line has also eased towards more normal levels, but this shift may only be short-lived.

El Niño is often associated with below-average winter and spring rainfall over eastern Australia, and above-average daytime temperatures over the southern half of the country. The strength of El Niño doesn't directly relate to the strength of its effects on Australia's climate.

The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) is currently neutral. Of the five international models that provide IOD outlooks, two suggest a positive IOD is likely later in 2015, with a third model just shy of thresholds. A positive IOD is typically associated with reduced winter and spring rainfall over parts of southern and central Australia.

Credit to Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology