El Nino News

Australia Raises El Nino Warning for Tropical Pacific

Australia raised an El Nino warning after the Pacific Ocean showed renewed signs of the pattern that can bring drought to parts of Asia and heavier-than-usual rain to South America. Climate models suggest current conditions will persist or strengthen, prompting …

Dry Conditions Shouldn’t Impact Hawaii Coffee Crops

A new forecast says Hawaii’s Big Island can expect below-average rainfall this winter. But it’s not likely to experience severe drought. The National Weather Service says there is a 55- to 60 percent chance of El Nino conditions developing. But …

Meteorologists Watch for Signs of El Nino in Warmer Pacific Ocean

Weather conditions similar to El Nino will continue amid warming of the Pacific Ocean as thresholds for the event that brings drought to Asia and heavier-than-usual rains to South America may be reached by early next year. Three of eight …

Weak El Nino May Form in Warmer-Than-Normal Pacific

A weak El Nino will probably develop by the year-end, according to MDA Weather Services. While sea-surface temperatures are warmer than normal across most areas in the tropical Pacific ocean, it still doesn’t qualify as an El Nino, Kyle Tapley, …

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 …