El Nino conditions threaten this year

2014-02-07 09:56
Europe has faced a harsh summer with record setting temperatures. (Valentina Petrova, AP, file)

Europe has faced a harsh summer with record setting temperatures. (Valentina Petrova, AP, file)

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New York - US weather forecaster Climate Prediction Centre (CPC) said on Thursday there was an increasing chance of the El Niño weather pattern after expecting neutral conditions through the Northern Hemisphere spring 2014.

In its monthly report, the CPC maintained its outlook that El Niño was unlikely through the spring, but noted that a change in temperatures "portend warming in the coming months".

That represented a change from the CPC's previous outlook of neutral conditions through summer 2014.

El Niño can cause flooding and heavy rains in the North and South America and can trigger drought conditions in Southeast Asia and Australia.
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