Climate Prediction Center predicts increasing chance of El Nino pattern over coming months

Posted on February 6, 2014 • Filed under: Ecuador, Enviromental Issues, Latin America News, TRAVEL, Weather/Climate

U.S. weather forecaster Climate Prediction Center (CPC) said on Thursday there was an increasing chance of the El Nino weather pattern after expecting neutral conditions through the Northern Hemisphere spring 2014.

The U.S. Climate Prediction Center states that El Nino weather pattern to be neutral through Spring of 2014. However, they have changed their outlook and believe there is an increasing possibility of El Nino affect after remaining neutral through the Northern Hemisphere during the spring of 2014. A change in water temperatures indicates possible warming of waters in the foreseeable future. The CPC’s prior prediction was that conditions would be neutral through the summer of 2014.

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El Nino weather pattern can contribute to heavy rains in the U.S. and South America as well as contributing to a drought in Australia and Southeast Asia.

The Climatic Prediction Center provides weekly upate of El Nino and La Nina at:

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