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La Niña is back: what it is and what it means for the climate in Latin America

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Experts have detected a decrease in temperature in the Pacific.

La Niña is back for the second year in a row.

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Thursday that the climate phenomenon responsible for harsh winters and major droughts around the world has arrived again and will be felt for several months.

According to NOAA, after a period of relative atmospheric equilibrium since the beginning of the year, La Niña will intensify over the next few weeks and will not begin to weaken until spring 2022, which may have an impact on rainfall, the end of the season. hurricanes and the intensity of the coming boreal winter.

“La Niña conditions have developed and they are expected to continue with an 87% probability between December 2021 and February 2022“the agency said.

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