El Niño has finally arrived
The following article was first published in www.sciencealert.com on March 9th, 2015.
Now we see that all predicted values are in our daily life.
El Niño is not a mere Pacific region problem. It affects every point of our atmosphere. For example, now in Turkey, we live the hottest summer ever. Heat records are being renewed each day.
So, read the article to see the other expectations. It describes the results of the alarming Global Warming.
El Niño has finally arrived. Here’s what that means for you.
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Fiona MacDonald 9 Mar 2015
It’s official. After almost a year of El Niño being a no-show, the US’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced that an El Niño weather pattern has developed, and is expected to hang around, messing up our weather, until August.
An El Niño weather pattern is associated with a warm band of water in the central and eastern parts of the Pacific, and it can trigger strange weather events, such as heavy rain and unseasonable warmth in some areas, and cold snaps in others. Between 1997 and 1998, an extreme El Niño caused flooding and drought across the planet and generally wreaked havoc on global weather.
Early last year, researchers predicted that a similar event was brewing, and could take effect by December 2014. Obviously, that didn’t happen. But El Niño is now here, albeit both later and weaker than expected.
However, researchers believe the event could still push temperatures up to make 2015 the hottest year yet – a record that was set just a few months ago by a scorching 2014.