Normal to above normal rainfall forecast for southwest monsoon season

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Normal to above normal rainfall is most likely during the 2021 southwest monsoon season (June – September) over most parts of South Asia, according to an authoritative seasonal forecast from the South Asian Climate Outlook Forum (SASCOF) released this week. Geographically, above-normal rainfall is most likely over some areas of the North West, along the foothills of […]

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Strong chance of La Nina from September, but above-average temperatures to rule – WMO

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There is a 60 percent chance of a weak La Niña event developing during September to November 2020, according to a new El Niño/La Niña update from the World Meteorological Organization. Despite the tendency for La Niña to have a cooling effect on global temperatures overall, above-average temperatures are expected to be predominant. The El Niño/Southern […]

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No El Nino, but world still expected to be hotter due to climate change, says WMO

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Above average temperatures are expected in many parts of the globe in the next few months, even without the presence of a warming El Niño event, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). El Nino causes a surge in global temperatures but researchers have now found human-induced climate change is as powerful as the natural […]

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Chances of El Nino developing by end of year as high as 70 percent – WMO

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There is a 70% chance of an El Nino developing by the end of this year, according to the latest update from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Its intensity is currently uncertain, but a strong event appears unlikely, the agency said in a statement. The El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is a naturally occurring phenomenon involving fluctuating ocean […]

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This year expected to be the hottest on record

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It is very likely that 2016 will be the hottest year on record, with global temperatures even higher than the record-breaking temperatures in 2015. Preliminary data shows that 2016’s global temperatures are approximately 1.2° Celsius above pre-industrial levels, according to an assessment by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Global temperatures for January to September 2016 […]

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Hotter, Drier, Wetter. Face the Future

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While last year made history with shattered temperature records, intense heatwaves, exceptional rainfall, devastating drought and unusual tropical cyclone activity, the record-breaking trend has continued in 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). “The future is happening now,” said WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas, as the global body released its statement on the status of […]

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Climate change breaches symbolic thresholds, bad news for the planet, says WMO

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The global average surface temperature in 2015 is likely to be the warmest on record and to reach the symbolic and significant milestone of 1° Celsius above the pre-industrial era. This is due to a combination of a strong El Niño and human-induced global warming, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said. The years 2011-2015 have […]

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