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Publish Date: 12:28 - 10 August 2018
TEHRAN, August 10 - Japan's weather bureau said on Friday there is a 60 percent chance that an El Niño weather pattern could emerge during the northern hemisphere autumn, from September to November.

Japan weather bureau sees 60 percent chance of El Niño emerging in autumnTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - The Japan Meteorological Agency also said there was a 70 percent chance of normal weather patterns during the summer season, without either a La Niña or El Niño.

A U.S. government weather forecaster said on Thursday that the El Niño weather pattern had a 60 percent chance of emerging during autumn, with the chances increasing to 70 percent during the subsequent winter.

The last El Niño, a warming of ocean surface temperatures in the eastern and central Pacific that typically occurs every few years, occurred from around 2015 to 2016 and caused weather-related crop damage, fires and flash floods.

Source: Reuters

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