WEATHER around the globe is poised to unleash havoc as meteorologists have warned an El Niño is set to return this year. And it’s going to be a big one.
The phenomenon known as El Niño, which is a temporary change in the climate of the Pacific Ocean, is rearing its head again bringing with it the threat of climatic chaos such as floods, drought and severe storms.
Experts have seen a band of warm water in the Pacific and New Scientist has reported this wild weather will return towards the end of the year with “the tropical climate system primed for a big El Niño,” Axel Timmermann of the University of Hawaii is quoted.
Other forecasters, such as Wenju Cai of CSIRO, claims “the more heat in the Pacific, the bigger the El Niño and right now, 150 metres below the surface, a ball of warm water is crossing that ocean and it’s huge.” MORE