El Niño threshold reached in tropical Pacific

El Niño threshold reached in tropical Pacific

Today's update on the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) by Australian Bureau of Meteorology confirms El Niño thresholds have been reached in the tropical Pacific for the first time since March 2010.Assistant Director for Climate Information Ser

Study reveals economic impact of El Niño

Study reveals economic impact of El Niño

El Niño has a significant impact on the world and local economies – and not always for the worst – and countries should plan ahead to mitigate its effects, according to a new Working Paper from the University of Cambridge.The paper, Fair weather or foul: the

Impacts of El Niño and La Niña on the hurricane season

Impacts of El Niño and La Niña on the hurricane season

Researchers have found that instances of Atlantic tropical storms and hurricanes are usually reduced during an El Niño year. 2014 hurricane season just started and there is a strong potential for El Niño to develop during the next few months.El

El Nino will get more extreme

El Nino will get more extreme

El Niño and La Niña are the warm and cold phases, respectively, of the pattern known as the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) in the eastern half of the tropical Pacific. Forecasting how this pattern will behave a few months in advance is now…