Dec 6, 2015

El Niño effect set to be biggest ever as water temperatures rise in Pacific Ocean

Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India
by
Caroline Mortimer
,
The Independent
The El Niño effect is said to have contributed to the serious flooding in Chennai, India Getty Images
The El Niño effect is said to have contributed to the serious flooding in Chennai, India Getty Images

The latest El Niño weather phenomenon is now the biggest and most powerful it has ever been since records began. The cyclone of warm and cold temperatures - which is caused by warm water fro Australia spilling out across the Pacific Ocean - has already caused havoc across the world this year. Floods in the Indian dity of Chennai last week - killing 269 people - are believed to have been caused by El Niño's effect on the monsoon season.