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UN: El Nino to Be Among Strongest Since '50s

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reports a strong El Nino is present in the tropical Pacific Ocean and warns it could develop into one of the strongest in history by the end of the year. During an El Nino event, water in the central and eastern Pacific becomes substantially warmer than normal, creating a number of weather anomalies ranging from extremely wet to extremely dry conditions in some regions of the world. Rupa Kumar Kolli, a senior WMO scientist, says climate...

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