effects of el niño in south africa

The effects of El Niño and La Niña have broad-reaching effects on global weather, but they penetrate even further into the global society and economy. Major crop losses in Central America due to El Niño. But atmospheric indicators of El Niño remain mostly neutral.”, “This suggests the tropical Pacific atmosphere and ocean have yet to couple (reinforce each other), a process that would sustain an El Niño state.

TheSouthAfrican.com is all about South Africa and the stories that affect South Africans, wherever they are in the world. 1st Floor, Block B, North Park, Black River Park, 2 Fir Street, Observatory, Cape Town, 7925, South Africa Working off-campus? Using composite analysis, the timing and extent of El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) impacts on maximum (Tmax) and minimum temperatures (Tmin) during austral summer are investigated for South Africa over the period 1940–2016. The ocean warming off South American coast is a prime example of an El Niño event. El Nino usually means less rainfall in most countries, but high rainfall in some countries. It is the warming of sea-surface temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean which influences atmospheric circulation, and consequently rainfall and temperature in specific areas around the world. It is also referred to as the warm phase of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation cycle (ENSO). El Niño reportedly takes place every 2 to 7 years and can last from months to a period of up to two years. Title: El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) cycle and its impacts in Zimbabwe Author: Vhusomuzi Sithole Created Date: 1/17/2017 10:50:19 AM

thesouthafrican.com is In Somalia some 855,000 people face acute food insecurity Southern Africa is currently in the grip of an intense drought that has expanded and strengthened since the earliest stages of the 2015-2016 agricultural season, driven by one of the strongest El Niño events of the last 50 years.

El Niño (/ ɛ l ˈ n iː n. j oʊ /; Spanish: ) is the warm phase of the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and is associated with a band of warm ocean water that develops in the central and east-central equatorial Pacific (between approximately the International Date Line and 120°W), including the area off the Pacific coast of South America. El Nino is a change in weather patterns caused by the warming of the Pacific Ocean near the equator, off the coast of South America. El Niño: Impacts and Priorities for Action Rome 17 March 2016.

Statistical significance of composite average temperature anomalies was determined using the Student's t‐test. Help support journalists, the guardians of independent journalism, through our, Japanese forecasters claiming it’s “highly likely” that El Nino will move north, Eskom to cut power supply in these four Northern Cape municipalities, Confirmed: Pitso Mosimane shares heartfelt farewell to Sundowns fans, Motion of No Confidence vote against Ramaphosa ‘moves forward’. Some 11 million children are at risk from hunger and disease in east and southern Africa as El Nino causes drought and flooding, the UN says.