Friday, February 09, 2024
The current El Nio is now one of the strongest on record, new data shows, catapulting it into rare "super El Nio" territory, but forecasters believe that La Nia is likely to develop in the coming months. But this so-called super El Nio's strength won't last long " it has reached its peak strength and is headed on a downward trend, said Michelle L'Heureux, a climate scientist with the Climate Prediction Center.
Forecasters believe the switch could get totally flipped to La Nia " cooler than average conditions in the eastern tropical Pacific " as soon as summer, but more likely by fall, and issued a La Nia watch on Thursday.
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