Urgent warning of a ‘rare’ weather phenomenon set to hit Australia – and make this summer a HELL
- Australians are warned to brace for another summer of torrential rains
- The United Nations predicts the rare “triple dip” La Nina at the end of 2022
- The World Meteorological Organization says it will last for the third summer in a row
- The east coast was hit by torrential rains and catastrophic flooding in the summer
Australians are being warned to brace for another miserable summer with a rare ‘triple dip’ at La Nina expected to bring heavy rain.
The United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reported that the atmospheric phenomenon would continue through the end of the year — the first time in more than 100 years that La Nina has lasted three consecutive summers.
The organization’s El Nino/La Nina report says there’s a 70 percent chance it will last through November, meaning Aussies will face conditions similar to those experienced in early 2022, when torrential rains and mass flooding hit.
There is another 55 percent chance that the wild weather will encroach into February.
Australians are being warned to brace for another miserable summer with a rare ‘triple dip’ at La Nina expected to bring heavy rain
The WMO said the ongoing conditions at La Nina are a direct result of human-caused climate change.
“It is extraordinary to have three consecutive years with a La Nina event,” Secretary-General Professor Petteri Taalas said in a statement.
“Its cooling influence is temporarily slowing the rise in global temperatures – but it will not halt or reverse the long-term warming trend.
“The worsening drought in the Horn of Africa and southern South America bears the hallmarks of La Nina, as does above-average rainfall in Southeast Asia and Australasia.”
The World Meteorological Organization said in its El Nino/La Nina report there is a 70 percent chance it will last through November and a 55 percent chance through February
Australia was hit by prolonged and devastating rains last summer, with flooding devastating large parts of the east coast, particularly in northern New South Wales.
Coastal cities are still suffering the effects of the wettest summer in 30 years and billions are needed to repair the devastation.
Meanwhile, parts of Africa and Europe are experiencing their worst droughts in 500 years, with rivers vital to navigation drying up for the first time in centuries.
Australia was hit by prolonged and devastating rains last summer, with flooding devastating large parts of the east coast, particularly in northern New South Wales
“Climate change is undoubtedly becoming more noticeable every year,” said EU Research Commissioner Mariya Gabriel last month.
“We are currently noticing a wildfire season that is well above average and a significant impact on crop production.”
Parts of Africa are suffering from prolonged droughts after four missed rainy seasons – with the WMO predicting another dry spell.
“Unfortunately, the new La Nina update confirms regional climate projections that the devastating drought in the Horn of Africa is set to worsen and affect millions of people,” said WMO’s Mr Taalas.
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