• Rajasthan

    Cong 98
    BJP 74
    RLM 3
    OTH 24
  • Madhya Pradesh

    Cong 111
    BJP 110
    BSP 2
    OTH 7
  • Chhattisgarh

    Cong 67
    BJP 17
    JCC 6
    OTH 0
  • Telangana

    TRS-AIMIM 95
    TDP-Cong 21
    BJP 1
    OTH 2
  • Mizoram

    MNF 26
    Cong 5
    BJP 1
    OTH 8

* Total Tally Reflects Leads + Wins

Japan sees high possibility of La Nina emerging in summer

By: | Published: April 11, 2016 12:28 PM

Japan's weather bureau said on Monday there was a high possibility that a La Nina weather pattern would emerge in summer after the El Nino ends.

Japan’s weather bureau said on Monday there was a high possibility that a La Nina weather pattern would emerge in summer after the El Nino ends.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the El Nino, which is often linked to heavy rainfall and droughts, was expected to continue weakening and that there was a high possibility the weather event would finish by early summer.

El Nino – a warming of sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific – can trigger drought in Southeast Asia and Australia and floods in South America, hitting production of key foods such as rice, wheat and sugar.

While a La Nina can be less damaging than El Nino, severe La Ninas are also linked to floods, droughts and hurricanes.

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