‘Moderate to strong’ La Nina this year: UN

30 October, 2020 12:00 AM printer

‘Moderate to strong’ La Nina this year: UN

Global temperatures boosted by climate change will still be higher than usual despite the cooling effect of a “moderate to strong” La Nina weather phenomenon, the UN said on Thursday, reports AFP.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said La Nina “has developed and is expected to last into next year, affecting temperatures, precipitation and storm patterns in many parts of the world.”

It could also be contributing to an unusually active hurricane season, the agency said.  La Nina is considered the stormy sister of El Nino, which occurs every two to seven years when the prevailing trade winds that circulate surface water in the tropical Pacific start to weaken.