The peak gain of El Niño from October 2015 for January 2016 could be the most powerful since 1950 - VIDEO PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 September 2015 16:14
Meteorologists promise to strengthen the phenomenon of El Niño. The phenomenon of El Niño, which has a significant impact on the climate of the planet will increase by the end of the year. This was reported by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). According to weather forecasters, it may become one of the most powerful in the past 65 years. El Nino - a warming of surface waters in the tropical Pacific. This year, it will be 2 degrees higher than usual. [Rupa Kumar Kolli, WMO Representative] "Peak gain of El Niño is expected in the period from October 2015 to January 2016. It may enter into four of the most powerful El Niño since 1950". El Niño affects the climate in different regions. In one brings the rains and warm winters, in others - drought and as a result - a poor harvest. Director of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) says the surface of the Pacific Ocean is getting warmer, and the consequences are difficult to predict. [David Carlson, Director of the WCRP] "Our planet has always been volatile. However, glaciers and snow cover decrease irremediably. Therefore, we are starting to see the impact of the Arctic in the northern hemisphere. " The most powerful El Niño over the past 65 years have been recorded in the '70s,' 80s and '90s. For the first time this phenomenon has told Captain Camilo Carr in 1892. However, the phenomenon of regional and felt for a long time did not give it a value. Only at the end of the last century it became clear that El Niño affects the climate of the entire planet. In this climate scientists still have not been able to find out whether there is a link between the global rise in temperature and the frequency of El Niño to strengthen.