It’s been a few years since one reared it’s ugly head, but from what forecasters are seeing in and above the Pacific Ocean, there’s a good chance El Nino will be back for this coming winter.
What is EL NINO ANYWAY?? It is a condition that sometimes occurs in the Pacific Ocean, but it is so big that it affects weather all over the world. Weather depends a lot on ocean temperatures. Where the ocean is warm, more clouds form and more rain falls in that part of the world. In the Pacific Ocean, near the equator, the sun makes the water especially warm on the surface.
In Canada, we tend to think of El Nino bringing us milder winters but that’s not always the case. It doesn’t mean winter will be cancelled, but it MAY be shorter!