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Thursday, June 12, 2014

El Nino by Draco

Draco T Bastard3
12 June 2014 at 8:12 am

Looks like it’s going to be a warm year with El Nino predicted:


The latest El Niño prediction comes from the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), which is considered one the most reliable of the 15 or so prediction centres around the world. “It is very much odds-on for an event,” said Tim Stockdale, principal scientist at ECMWF, who said 90% of their scenarios now deliver an El Niño. “The amount of warm water in the Pacific is now significant, perhaps the biggest since the 1997-98 event.” That El Niño was the biggest in a century, producing the hottest year on record at the time and major global impacts, including a mass die-off of corals.

If it hits, and India is already 40% down on expected monsoon rains, then we can expect another year of record temperatures.

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