“The office said La Niña has developed in the Southern Pacific Ocean. This means higher than normal precipitation in eastern, central and northern Australia.” This message from the Australian government’s meteorology department is aimed primarily at emergency services. Because what La Niña announces are floods and cyclones. And global repercussions.
La Niña and El Niño blow cold and heat
La Niña is, in simplified terms, the opposite of El Niño. The latter causes, often around Christmas, the increase in the temperature of the water surface in the tropical Pacific Ocean and the inversion …