Feb 18, 2016

El Nino begins decline after ‘powerful’ weather impact: UN

Kiribati
by
Agence France-Presse
Sea surface temperature in the equatorial Pacific Ocean. Photo: NOAA
Sea surface temperature in the equatorial Pacific Ocean. Photo: NOAA

The 2015-2016 El Nino weather phenomenon, one of the most powerful on record, has begun its decline but continues to have a strong influence on global climate patterns, the UN’s weather agency said. “We have just witnessed one of the most powerful ever El Nino events which caused extreme weather in countries on all continents and helped fuel record global heat in 2015,” WMO Secretary General Petteri Taalas said in a statement