NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center say there is unlikely to be a La Niña event in late 2016.We may be stuck with this El Nino warmth after all -- NOAA just posted the warmest August in their records, which go back to 1880. Warmer (more anomalous) than May 2016, or June '16 or July '16.
In fact, every month since May 2015 is the warmest in the record. 16 straight months now.
At this point we really have to start asking, not if AGW is true, but is it accelerating, and if so, by how much?