Japan sees 70% chance of La Niña lasting through summer | Inquirer News

Japan sees 70% chance of La Niña lasting through summer

/ 04:51 PM May 12, 2022
Japan sees 70% chance of La Niña lasting through summer

FILE PHOTO: Kimono-clad tourists wearing protective face masks are seen at a temple in Asakusa district, a popular sightseeing spot, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan October 13, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato/Files

TOKYO — There is a high chance for the La Niña weather phenomenon to continue over the summer, Japan’s weather bureau said Thursday.

It estimated the likelihood at 70%, adding that there were even chances for La Niña to continue in the autumn, instead of the return of normal weather patterns.

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A La Niña, which brings unusually cold ocean temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean region, is also linked to floods and drought.

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