El Niño is likely to make a comeback

The climate pattern system El Niño is making its comeback and is expected to make its return within a few months and has a good chance of lasting the rest of the year. This climate pattern naturally occurs every two to seven years when ocean surface temperatures warm in the eastern Pacific.

According to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, there is an 80% chance the event will at least be moderate, and about a 55% this year’s El Niño will be strong. There is a 90% chance that El Niño will stay in the northern hemisphere throughout the winter.

The comeback of El Niño would bring certain changes in the weather, including:

  • Record rainfall in South America
  • More winter storms in the U.S West and South
  • Droughts in southern Asia, Indonesia and Australia

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