Ecuador: El Niño continuing to evolve

Posted on January 6, 2016 • Filed under: Ecuador, Ecuador Travel, Weather/Climate reported the weather forecast for the next 24 hours warns chance of showers in coastal cities like Guayaquil, Quevedo, Machala, Santo Domingo; in the north and south of the Sierra; in the Amazon and Galapagos. The high temperatures since mid-December and precipitation at various points of the Costa are signs that the winter season is present. But Raul Mejia, coordinator in Guayas the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (Inamhi), both factors also make the impact of warming that exists globally, associated with the presence of the El Niño. “While we have not yet appreciated with high-intensity rainfall, there are clear indications in the historical records of the temperatures.” Institute records indicate that on December 28 in Babahoyo 35.5 degrees and a similar number were recorded in Portoviejo 30. 29 in Guayaquil, the temperature reached 35.2 degrees C. Public register thermometers reached 39 degrees on the 24th in the main port. Carlos Naranjo, coach Inamhi in Guayaquil, said that the 2015-2016 rainy season started erratically but high temperatures are also symptoms of El Niño. “It’s an atmospheric ocean system impacts on climate at the global level.” For the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in the Tropical Pacific continues an intense and mature child. He notes that “most of the models on the evolution of climate indicate that El Niño 2015/2016 will strengthen slightly before the end of 2015″. WMO forecasts argues that models and expert opinions suggest that -in a period of three months the temperature of the water surface in the central and eastern tropical Pacific will exceed the average by 2 ° C. ” So this El Niño will be between the three strongest since 1950 (1972/1973, 1982/1983, 1997/1998) “. Read Article



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