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early signs of el nino this year, warn international forecasters

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early signs of el nino this year, warn international forecasters

new delhi: in what could spell bad news for this year's monsoon, international weather agencies have begun predicting an el nino event in the second half of 2017. the latest update, from us state agency noaa and its funded institutions this week, gives a 50-55% chance of an el nino forming from july onwards. the indication comes on the back of similar computer-model forecasts released by the india meteorological department as well as weather agencies of australia, europe and japan over the past month or so. el nino is an abnormal warming of the ocean surface in central and eastern equatorial pacific which alters weather patterns in many parts of the globe. in india, it's usually associated with weak monsoons. the last four el nino events -in 2015, 2009, 2004 and 2002 -had led to poor mon...