The probability of an upcoming El Niño oscillates between 75% and 80% in the next three months, said the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), but it won’t be so intense this year, according to information from Fresh Plaza.
El Niño is a weather phenomenon that increases the average temperature of the planet and it has caused severe damage in Peru on previous occasions.
“The upcoming El Niño should not be as intense as that of the 2015-2016 season, which caused droughts, floods and coral bleaching in various regions of the world,” said Maxx Dilley, head of the Office of Climate Prediction at WMO.
Fresh Plaza explained that even if the climate phenomenon won’t be very intense it can still cause a considerable impact on precipitation regimes and temperatures in many regions.
“For now, ‘the ocean surface temperatures already correspond to a low-intensity El Niño episode in some regions of the tropical Pacific,’ said the WMO in a statement”, you can read in the aforementioned media.