U.S. forecaster sees 80 percent chance of El Niño during winterStaff Writer | November 9, 2018
There is an 80 percent chance of the El Niño weather pattern to form and continue through the northern hemisphere in winter 2018/19, a U.S. government weather forecaster said on Thursday.
World For spring next year, there is a 55-60 percent chance of El Niño forming
For spring next year, there is a 55-60 percent chance of El Niño forming, the forecaster said.
"The official forecast favors the formation of a weak El Niño, with the expectation that the atmospheric circulation will eventually couple to the anomalous equatorial Pacific warmth," the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center (CPC) said in a monthly forecast. ■