As a natural part of our climate system, it's no surprise that both El Nino and La Nina
would be affected by the warming atmosphere and waters.
'The cycling between El Nino and La Nina
is responsible for some of the weather whiplash we get from year to year, particularly in the western US,' said NCAR scientist John Fasullo, who led the study.
Last December, the "weak" La Nina
was partly responsible for the destructive cyclones, namely Urduja (Kai-tak) and Vinta (Tembin), that pummeled Mindanao, and parts of Visayas and Luzon.
If La Nina
forms, it is not expected to last beyond March 2018, the Pagasa said.
NOAAEs winter outlook doesnEt forecast snow or specific storms, but La Ninas
tend to favor more storms coming from the west and north than from the Gulf of Mexico or the East Coast, he said.
She said above-normal rainfall is therefore likely with or without La Nina
so people must brace for this possibility.
Government weather forecasters say La Nina
JEDDAH: The Arab Peninsula will experience this year a wave of heavy rain not witnessed in the region for the past 21 years due to the La Nina
factor, a weather expert has said.