What are El Niño and La Niña?

It’s been reported that a strong El Niño will have “a strong influence over our weather this winter”,  but what exactly does this mean?

This video produced by the UK MetOffice does a great job of explaining El Niño and its opposite phase, La Niña.

For more information, we also published this very comprehensive post on the L-Zone last year and the UK Met Office also talked about it here.

If you still want to know more, read also this factsheet from NOAA.

Credits: NOAA

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Mara Dambour

Mara Dambour

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