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El Niño weather pattern appears to have formed: Japan's weather bureau

The last El Niño, a warming of ocean surface temperatures in the eastern and central Pacific that typically occurs every few years, occurred around 2015/2016 and caused weather-related crop damage, fires and flash floods. 


Devdiscourse News Desk Last Updated at 09-11-2018 11:07:56 IST Japan
El Niño weather pattern appears to have formed: Japan's weather bureau
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Japan's weather bureau said on Friday the El Niño weather pattern appears to have formed and that there was a 70 per cent chance it would continue into the Northern Hemisphere spring.

A U.S. government weather forecaster on Thursday projected an 80 per cent chance of the El Niño weather pattern forming and continuing through the Northern Hemisphere in winter 2018/19.

The last El Niño, a warming of ocean surface temperatures in the eastern and central Pacific that typically occurs every few years, occurred around 2015/2016 and caused weather-related crop damage, fires and flash floods.

(With inputs from agencies.)


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