Peru’s National Service of Meteorology (Senamhi) is reporting rises in the Pacific Ocean’s temperature that are currently having a negative impact on Peruvian mango and potato crops, while the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States (NOAA) says that phenomenon is mild to moderate.
Elizabeth Silvestre, an especialist from Senamhi, explained to local media that they are monitoring the “El Niño” indicators, and that by the end of July they might have determined if the phenomenom will strike again , as well as an estimation of its impact.
However, weather specialist Abraham Levy thinks that the end of winter would be a better time to determine the impact of this "El Niño" in our country.
In the meantime, the ministries of Housing, Agriculture and Transportation are reportedly planning to spend six million dollars to strengthen the banks of the Rimac river, in order to prevent possible floodings caused by “El Niño.”
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