El Niño 2019 News

U.S. Weather Center Still Predicts Weak El Niño Through This Summer

There is an 80 percent chance of weak El Niño conditions continuing through the northern hemisphere spring 2019, a U.S. government weather forecaster said on Thursday. The expectation of the weather pattern continuing through summer stood at 60 percent, the …

Australia Floods Cost Insurers US$635M in February: Aon’s Catastrophe Recap

Australia’s Northern Queensland experienced widespread flooding from Jan. 26 to Feb. 7, which cost insurers more than A$893 million (US$635 million) with total economic losses of at least A$1.7 billion (US$1.2 billion). according to Impact Forecasting, Aon’s catastrophe model development …

Pacific Ocean’s El Niño Likely to Continue into Summer: Japan Weather Bureau

Japan’s weather bureau on Tuesday said the El Niño weather pattern appeared to be continuing, with a 70-percent chance it would stretch into the northern hemisphere summer. El Niño is a warming of ocean surface temperatures in the eastern and …