"Väderfenomenet El Niño, which tends to cause chaos and problems the world over, seems once again to be at the time. The risk that the phenomenon will strike during the spring is about 65 percent, according to u.s. researchers."
"El Niño, which tends to recur every two to seven-year intervals, has its origin in the Pacific ocean and occurs when the trade winds over the ocean change direction."
"the Results are strong disturbances in the vädersystemen. Areas that normally have a high rainfall, like the Amazon and Indonesia, are affected by drought, while the places that are normally dry, such as Peru's west coast and East africa, extreme rainfall."
"the Strength of the phenomenon varies, however. An extremely strong El Niño was recorded 1982-83, as well as the 1997-98 and 2015-2016."
"the Worst is usually the effects to be in Indonesia, where drought makes fires spread quickly and destroy large forest areas. But the phenomenon is noticeable on all continents. The only exception is Europe, which is not affected significantly, except that the weather tends to be slightly warmer and wetter in the late fall."
"According to the latest forecast produced by the Climate Prediction Center at the u.s. vädermyndigheten NOAA, is havstemperaturerna in the tropical Pacific are now in January, a good bit above the normal – which is usually a sure sign that an El Niño is on the way."
"the Phenomenon is expected to be developed and strengthened during the spring. Experts believe, however, that in the case of a relatively weak El Niño this time."
"El Niño is a weather phenomenon that occurs when trade winds that normally blow from south America westward toward Indonesia subsides in strength."
"As a result of this moves warm surface water eastward toward South america's west coast, which in turn has effects on weather all over the earth. Among other things, affected Indonesia, and the Amazon droughts, while Peru and East africa affected by the pouring rain and floods."
"El Niño is Spanish for gossebarnet which refers on the baby Jesus. The expression comes from the coastal population in Peru, where El Niño usually appeared at christmas time."