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El Niño at an end and reverse La Niña weather pattern possible – UN agency

The most recent El Niño, the periodic weather pattern that can have repercussions around the world from torrential rains and floods in the Americas and Africa to droughts and brush fires in Australia and Asia, has now ended and a transition to its mirror image, La Niña, is a substantial possibility, according to the latest United Nations forecast.

No firm link yet between human-caused global warming and intensity of cyclones – UN

Despite a recent increase in dangerous typhoons and hurricanes, no firm link can yet be drawn between human-induced climate change and variations in intensity and frequency of tropical cyclones, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has reported, citing a consensus of 125 leading researchers and forecasters.

El Niño weather likely to persist till March, affecting wide areas of world – UN agency

A moderate El Niño across the tropical Pacific is expected to persist until at least March, according to the latest United Nations forecast issued today on the periodic weather pattern that can have repercussions around the world, from torrential rains and floods in the Americas and Africa to droughts and brush fires in Australia and Asia.

Indian professor receives UN meteorological prize

An Indian professor who has pioneered research on meteorological instruments and methods for observation, a field that is fundamental in the safe landing of aircraft, has been awarded a prestigious United Nations prize for the most outstanding research paper in the field.

El Niño weather pattern now likely into 2007, UN meteorological agency forecasts

A weak to moderate El Niño is now likely, persisting into early next year, according to the latest United Nations forecast on the weather pattern that periodically disrupts the Pacific area with consequences that can range from increased rainfall and floods in the United States and Peru to drought and brush fires in Australia.

Better weather services vital for all aspects of human life, says UN climate chief

With all aspects of life increasingly sensitive to the weather and more activities reducing the margins for risk, meteorological and hydrological services are vital for sustainable social and economic development and to mitigate the impact of natural disasters and hazards, the head of the United Nations meteorological agency said today.

French national named chief of UN meteorological agency

A French national has been named the next chief of the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO).