Coral reef communities at these islands are exposed to extended periods of thermal stress during El Nino
The agency added the overall SST pattern was inconsistent with a developing El Nino
, meaning that further ocean warming and El Nino
development remained unlikely.
The ongoing El Nino
is among the three strongest on record.
The current full-blown El Nino
was noticeable back in June.
However, WMO said the El Nino
is expected to weaken in the coming months and fade away during the second quarter of 2016.
The El Nino
of 1997-1998 was the worst in modern records for Zimbabwe.
Based on the 26 El Nino
events since 1900, about 50% have been followed by a neutral year with 40% by La Nina, according to Australia's weather bureau.
It is predicted that El Nino
will bring up to 35 inches of rainfall which increases the likelihood of urban flooding, flash flooding and mudslides throughout many areas of Southern California.
A big El Nino
guarantees nothing," said Mike Halper, deputy director of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center.
The Australian weather bureau said the tropical Pacific Ocean is on track to borderline El Nino
with rainfall patterns around the ocean's basin exhibiting the phenomenon's conditions.
Mike Halpert, acting director of NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, says the El Nino
warming should develop by this summer, but that there are no guarantees.
It is notoriously hard to make a prediction before the "spring barrier" as to whether there will be an El Nino
in a given year.
This is due to a newly-discovered phenomenon El Nino
Modoki -- which causes warm, moist conditions in the central Pacific Ocean and dry cold conditions in the eastern and western Pacific.
Influence of the El Nino
climatic event on dengue transmission dynamics in Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia
Summary: The Japan Meterological Agency announced that its climate models indicate a strong possibility of El Nino
weather patterns emerging this summer, linked to heavy rainfall and droughts.