La Niña May Develop By Fall or Winter, NOAA Says

  • Date: 15/09/17
  • The Weather Channel

La Niña is now increasingly possible in the next few months, according to a new report released by NOAA.

La Niña/El Niño, the periodic cooling/warming of the equatorial eastern and central Pacific Ocean, can shift weather patterns over a period of months, bringing the possibility of more sustained warm, cold, wet or dry weather in parts of the world.

Since mid-August, slightly cooler-than-average surface temperatures were in place across the equatorial eastern and central Pacific Ocean. NOAA also noted water below the surface in this zone had also trended colder than average.

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