According Australia’s Meteorology office, El Niño from 2015 has been one of the strongest in the last 50 years.
A series of indicators about El Niño show that during 2015 the climate phenomenon has reached its peak in the last weeks and now it should start to decline.
“Measures of the tropical temperatures from Pacific Ocean show that this event is one of the strongest in 50 years” Australian experts explain. They also say this phenomenon will decrease its intensity in the next months and the the conditions will be back to normal during the second trimester of this year.
“In the center of the oriental section of the Pacific Ocean the sea’s surface and subsoil have been getting colder in the last weeks, though temperetures are still on high levels” experts explain.
Finally, Australia’s Meteorology’s office explains that there’s a 50% chance of the phenomenon being followed by a year of normal conditions and a 40% chances that its followed by La niña. This based on the 26 El Niño events since 1900.
La Niña happens when the natural global weather cycle known as El Niño is its cold phase, due to Ecuadorian temperature’s going down. The last La Niña was registered between 2010 and 2012.
¿What’s happening in Chile?
From Chile’s meteorology center its confirmed that the El Niño phenomenon is in decline. They explain the climatic event most affected by the phenomenon is rain. From region III to VII a large increase in rain is experienced.
The economic sectors that were most affected by El Niño were agriculture, breeding and mining.