Between June and August, temperatures are expected to be above average in the northern hemisphere. This is according to a report published by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) this week. However, one exception would be Northwest Europe. There is also a 90 percent chance that at least one year between 2021 and 2025 will be the hottest year on record.
This has to do with the natural phenomenon La Niña, whose last episode has ended. As a result, neutral conditions are expected in the tropical Pacific Ocean in the coming months, which will affect the entire world. According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) – part of the United Nations (UN) – temperatures between June and August are said to be above average, especially in the northern hemisphere.
There is a 78 percent chance of neutral conditions in the tropical Pacific through July, and it drops to 55 percent between August and October. There is more uncertainty for the rest of the year.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) warns that all natural weather conditions today occur in the context of human-led climate change. These ensure higher temperatures worldwide, severe weather is more frequent and there is an effect on monsoon precipitation.
“The La Niña has a temporary global cooling effect, which is stronger in the second year of its occurrence. The current episode occurred in 2020 and 2021, which means that 2021 is off to a great start. It should not be,” said WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas. It gives us a false sense of security and makes us believe there is a pause in climate change.”
“Co2 concentrations remain at record levels and this will continue to cause global warming,” he continues. “According to new predictions from WMO, there is a 90 percent chance that at least one year between 2021 and 2025 will be the hottest year on record. This will undo 2016, the year of El Niño – Which had the opposite effect of La Niña – extremely powerful.
Warmer temperatures from June to August will be especially felt in the western central United States, far northern Asia, part of central and eastern Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, and northern Asia. The same is true of the southern coast of West Africa and Central and East Africa. The exceptions to the warmer temperatures are northwestern Europe, southern Asia, and the northern part of South America to the Caribbean.
There is also a greater chance of less rain than usual in the Caribbean, large parts of South America below the equator, large parts of the northern Mediterranean and southeastern Europe, and parts of the central and western United States. The United States and parts of Central Africa and the East Coast of Africa. There is a chance of more rain than usual over the northern parts of South America north of the equator and the northern regions of the Indian subcontinent.
La Niña refers to the widespread cooling of surface water temperatures in the central and eastern Pacific Ocean, which is related to wind, air pressure, and precipitation. It has the opposite effect on weather and climate than El Niño.
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