WMO says moderate to strong La Niña expected to continue into 2011

WMO says moderate to strong La Niña expected to continue into 2011

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11 October 2010

Moderate to strong La Niña conditions are now well established in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, and are likely to continue at least until the first quarter of next year, according to WMO's new El Niño/La Niña Update.

"Almost all forecast models predict continuation and possible further strengthening of this La Niña episode for the next 4-6 months or more, taking the event well into the first quarter of 2011," says the Update.

The current La Niña developed quickly in June and July 2010, following the dissipation of the 2009/2010 El Niño in April. Since August the event has been moderate to strong.

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