Several members of the Japan Meteorological Agency warn us that recent weather patterns can be interpreted as the phenomena known as El Niño making a comeback.
Given the fact that El Niño is worldwide known for causing heavy rainfalls and floods, followed by significant periods of drought, it is no surprise that people are indeed worried about its once again affecting various regions of the globe.
Japan Daily Press
explains that, back in 1998 (i.e. the year of the last severe El Niño), considerable amounts of money were lost as a result of damaged crops and buildings, not to mention that nearly 2,000 people lost their lives in accidents directly linked to extreme weather manifestations.
Apparently, the US Climate Prediction Center also believes that El Niño might be well on its way towards once again impacting on our daily routine, and Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology tends to agree with this statement.
According to the Indian Weather Office, if things continue to unfold in this manner, odds are that El Niño might hit as early as August.
The good news is that, since global weather conditions tend to be unpredictable for the most part, we might still have a chance of dodging this bullet.
As we previously reported
, El Niño is a global weather phenomenon that causes the equatorial Eastern Central Pacific Ocean to heat up, and that fosters extreme weather manifestations such as flash floods, violent storms, droughts and wildfires.
Naturally, this means that issues such as extended food crises are soon to follow in its footsteps, thus severely impacting on human communities throughout the world.
Hopefully, the meteorologists are wrong when predicting that El Niño is just a few months away, and therefore we might still go about our business without hurricanes or droughts getting in the way for a long period of time.