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Averaged global sea surface temperature anomalies (in degrees Celsius) for the week centred on May 2, 2018. (NOAA Climate Prediction Center graphic)

El Nino pattern could emerge by 2018-19 winter

Reuters — The El Nino weather pattern, associated with warmer and wetter weather than usual that may give rise to damaging conditions, could emerge by the 2018-19 Northern Hemisphere winter, with neutral conditions expected to prevail through November this year, a U.S. government weather forecaster said on Thursday. The last El Nino, a warming of


Pacific Ocean sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies for the week centred March 2. (CPC.ncep.noaa.gov)

La Nina seen maybe succeeding El Nino

Reuters — A U.S. government weather forecaster said Thursday it sees a near 50 per cent chance La Nina could develop by the Northern Hemisphere fall on the heels of the El Nino conditions likely to dissipate in the coming months. The Climate Prediction Center (CPC), an agency of the U.S. National Weather Service, in

Pacific Ocean sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies for the week centred on Jan. 6. (CPC.ncep.noaa.gov)

U.S. forecaster sees El Nino conditions weakening

Reuters — The El Nino phenomenon currently affecting weather is expected to weaken during the Northern Hemisphere spring and transition to normal conditions by late spring or early summer, a U.S. government weather forecaster said Thursday. The Climate Prediction Center (CPC), an agency of the National Weather Service, was in line in its monthly forecast



Pacific sea surface temperature anomalies for the week centred on June 3. (CPC.ncep.noaa.gov)

U.S. agency sees El Nino likely to last into 2016

New York | Reuters — A U.S. weather forecaster warned on Thursday the El Nino weather pattern that can cause droughts in Asia and heavy rain in the Americas will likely last into next year, longer than previously expected and potentially roiling crops and commodity prices. The Climate Prediction Center (CPC), an agency of the

Snow and a barbed wire fence.

Warm, cold and the polar vortex

Believe it or not, December 2013 was one of the warmest ever for the planet

The global weather numbers are in for December 2013, and it turns out that despite the cold weather parts of North America have been experiencing, the planet on a whole continues to be running a temperature. According to data from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Climatic Data Center, NASA and University