El Nino News

El Nino Seen Weak or Delayed for Several Months by Forecasters

El Nino will probably develop as a weak event in late summer or early fall in the Northern Hemisphere, according to MDA Weather Services, while Commodity Weather Group LLC said it may be delayed for several months as the warming …

NOAA: Near- Or Above-Normal Central Pacific Hurricane Season

Climate conditions point to a near-normal or above-normal hurricane season in the Central Pacific Basin this year with patterns possibly affected by an El Niño weather pattern, NOAA’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center announced. The outlook for 2014 calls for a 40 …

El Nino Seen Starting by July as UN Highlights Risk to Rice

An El Nino will probably start as soon as July, according to the Australian government forecaster, adding to predictions for the event that can affect weather patterns worldwide and roil farm-commodity prices. All the climate models surveyed indicated that an …

70% Chance of El Nino Extreme Weather Event in 2014: Australian Meteorologists

The chance of an El Nino weather event developing in 2014 now exceeds 70 percent, Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology said on Tuesday, raising the prospect of damaging floods and droughts across the globe. Global cocoa prices have rallied to 2-1/2-year …

El Nino May Return as Pacific Ocean Shows Signs of Warming

An El Nino weather pattern, which can parch Australia and parts of Asia while bringing rains to South America, may occur in the coming months as the Pacific Ocean warms, according to Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology. Most climate models suggest …

Neutral El Nino Condtions Forecast Through Spring: NOAA

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said on Thursday it expects neutral El Niño weather conditions to persist in the Northern Hemisphere through spring. In its monthly report, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center said that atmospheric and ocean conditions …

‘Unusually Active’ El Nino Possibly Linked to Climate Change: Researchers

The El Nino weather pattern that can bring drought to Australia and rain to South America was “unusually active” at the end of the 20th century, possibly due to climate change, a University of Hawaii study found. Researchers studied 2,222 …

ImpactWeather: Hurricanes in 2013 Will Be More Severe Than in 2012

Houston-based ImpactWeather predicts that 2013 will bring a series of hurricanes more severe than 2012. In an announcement released by the company, Senior ImpactWeather Meteorologist Chris Hebert provided the following outlook, based on averages of past seasons, ocean temperature trends, …

U.S. Weather Forecaster Drops El Niño Watch

The U.S. national weather forecaster has called off its El Niño watch five months after raising the alert as it is now less likely that the much-feared phenomenon that can wreak havoc on global weather will emerge. Since June, the …

U.S. Weather Forecast: Winter to Continue Hot Weather Trend

After a hot spring and a scorching summer, this winter is likely to continue a U.S. warming trend that could make 2012 the hottest year since modern record-keeping began, U.S. weather experts said Thursday. Drought that ravaged much of the …