El Nino weather pattern increasingly likely | Pacific Beat

El Nino weather pattern increasingly likely

El Nino weather pattern increasingly likely

Updated 24 March 2014, 18:21 AEDT

The chances of an El Nino weather pattern this year are firming, and there are indications it will be one of the strongest in the past 20 years.

El Nino is associated with dry conditions and reduced monsoons in Australia and Indonesia, but wetter weather in Central America. U-S climate scientists are observing extreme warming of 6 degrees, in the eastern Pacific ocean. Paul E Roundy, Associate Professor of Atmospheric Science, University of Albany in New York, says this El Nino could rival the record event in the late 1990s.

Presenter: Sarina Locke.

Paul E Roundy, Associate Professor of Atmospheric Science, University of Albany

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