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El Nino, the worst for years

According to the World Meteorological Organization this year’s El Nino phenomenon is among the most active since 1950.

The surface water temperature in the central-east Pacific is some two degrees Celsius above normal. This has only occurred on three previous occasions in the last 65 years: in 1972-73, 1982-83 and 1997-98.

Weather experts say that this El Nino episode will become even more active before the end of the year. It could mean more rainfall than usual in autumn and winter.

As expected with El Nino, the frequency of Atlantic storms and hurricanes has been less than usual but storms in the east and central Pacific have been stronger than usual.

Source: DR1, Eldia

Sep 2, 2015

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