Hi Lloyd, warm ocean down there! But same up here in BC. Droughts in the rainforest, this year's salmon in big trouble.
Readers of your blog can see the ever-changing blob for themselves here:
Drag the view you like and click anywhere to get a reading of sea surface temperature anomaly. Click on "earth" to get full menus - wind mapping at any elevation too, very cool.
I've been tracking this slow-moving ocean heater for months, there were some +5.3C hotspots out there last week.
David ShipwayCortes Island, BC, Canada