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News in Brief 9 February 2021

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Sunrise in Carchi Province, Ecuador. (September 2018)
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Cooling La Niña is on the wane, but temperatures set to rise: UN weather agency

Temperatures in almost all parts of the world will likely rise between now and April despite the cooling influence of the latest La Niña weather phenomenon, which has passed its peak, UN climate experts said on Tuesday. “Impacts on temperatures, precipitation and storm patterns continue”, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in a statement.

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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.

Duration: 4’07”