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Forecast points to La Niña weather change

Global weather patterns could be about to change if the La Niña phenomenon re-emerges, UN experts said Thursday.

La Niña, which is caused by cooler waters in the Pacific Ocean, could bring much-needed rainfall to areas left parched by the last El Niño episode, which ended in May.

There’s no certainty that La Niña will happen, but if it does, it’s likely to be in the later part of this year.

Maxx Dilley from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), explained more to Daniel Johnson.

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