Odds of ‘robust’ El Niño now over 95%, with ocean temperatures to ‘considerably exceed’ final huge warming occasion

El Niño is an ocean-warming occasion within the eastern-central tropical Pacific. (Picture credit score: Ok.C. Alfred through Getty Photos)

This yr’s El Niño could drive ocean temperatures to “considerably exceed” these recorded over the past robust occasion in early 2016, scientists have warned.

The Nationwide Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) newest El Niño replace additionally says there’s a greater than 95% likelihood the occasion will final via to February 2024, with far-reaching local weather impacts.

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