La Niña expected to continue through first quarter of 2011 but gradually weaken

La Niña expected to continue through first quarter of 2011 but gradually weaken

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25 January 2011

A significant La Niña episode, which is affecting climate conditions in different regions of the world, continues in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Its strength is expected to decrease during the course of the coming four months, according to a new Update issued today by the World Meteorological Organization.

Almost all forecast models predict a continuation of the current La Niña for at least the next 2-4 months, through the first quarter of 2011 and possibly into the second quarter (April or early May).

“The strength of the event is likely to decrease during the course of the coming 4 months,” says the El Niño/La Niña Update.

Press release

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