The Climate Prediction Center (CPC), an agency of the National Weather Service of the United States, has reported this Thursday that “El Niño” climate phenomenon would occur in one to two months and would last until the next spring of the northern hemisphere.
The prediction is so far the most convincent of the American Meteorological Agency, after the CPC observed conditions for El Niño earlier this year.
“This El Niño will likely remain weak throughout its duration,” the CPC said in its monthly forecast.
The phenomenon was first dubbed “El Niño” by Ecuador and Peru fishermen in the XIX century and was born as a result of an warming of the surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean.
Floods and heavy rains in the United States and South America and droughts in Southeast Asia and Australia are the balance that would leave the phenomenon in its wake.