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El Niño


Forecast centres around the world have now declared that an El Niño, the most powerful fluctuation in our climate system, has begun in the tropical Pacific.
What does that mean for UK weather?
http://www.itv.com/news/granada/2015-05-22/el-nino-has-started-what-does-that-mean-for-uk-weather/

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Re: El Niño

To save anyone reading all that bumf here is the answer to the op question, taken from the above link, just a tiny paragraph of what it means for us here in the UK
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There has been some media speculation about how the El Niño conditions could impact our weather over the coming months.
However, even a strong El Niño only slightly changes the risk of extreme UK spring and summer weather, and we wouldn’t expect it to be the dominant driver of our weather over the next few months.
Looking further ahead, there are a number of factors that affect winter conditions in Britain. The increase in risk of a colder winter this year from the developing El Niño is currently considered small.
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Re: El Niño

I worked in Peru and it's a big deal out there  Angry
Whole villages and roads washed off mountainsides due to flash floods  Embarrassed
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Whole villages and roads washed off mountainsides due to flash floods  Embarrassed

Well, if they insist on building there......... Huh
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I wonder if El Niño has anything to do with the Hot weather in the UK forecast for next week ?
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Given smart people in the meteorological profession have said it will barely have any effect whatsoever for us in the UK, I'd say it'll have barely any effect whatsoever for us in the UK... Grin
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I wonder if El Niño has anything to do with the Hot weather in the UK forecast for next week ?

There ain't any hot weather forecast on the Met Office web site for next week.
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You mean the Daily Mail has lied to it's readers?  Grin
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WhatHuh The DM doesn't tell the whole truth? My flabber has never been so gasted!
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I think the clue is in the name.
El Niño.
If it really had a great effect on our weather it would have been named "big wind" or "Gaelic gale".
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I think the op is referring to chaos theory as it applies to weather. A small effect such a a butterfly flapping its wings can set off a major storm on the other side of the planet.
Or otherwise the big Cray computers for predicting the weather were a complete waste of time and money.  Wink
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