Gulf Times - El-Nino
Weak El Nino weather conditions likely to form by February, UN says

Weak El Nino weather conditions likely to form by February, UN says

There is a 75-80 percent chance of a weak El Nino weather pattern forming by February and a slightly lower likelihood that it will continue through the northern hemisphere ...

Australia sees 50% chance of El Nino developing this year

Australia sees 50% chance of El Nino developing this year

A recent warming of the Pacific Ocean has led to a 50 percent chance of an El Nino weather event developing this year, Australia's Bureau of Meteorology said on Tuesday.

2017 was second or third warmest year, behind 2016

2017 was second or third warmest year, behind 2016

Last year was indistinguishable, so far, from 2015 as the second or third warmest behind 2016, making 2017 "the warmest year without an El Nino", the UN's World Meteorological Organisation said.

Australia has third hottest year on record in 2017

Australia has third hottest year on record in 2017

Australia endured one of its hottest years on record in 2017, the nation's chief weather service said, while it was the hottest in more than a century for the country's most populous state, New South Wales.

2017 set to be hottest non-El Nino year: UN

2017 set to be hottest non-El Nino year: UN

2017 is on track to be the hottest year on record except for two warmed by El Nino phenomena, the UN's World Meteorological Organisation said on Monday.

After scorching heat, Earth likely to get respite in 2017

After scorching heat, Earth likely to get respite in 2017

The Earth is likely to get relief in 2017 from record scorching temperatures that bolstered governments' resolve last year in reaching a deal to combat climate change, scientists said on Wednesday.

Global heat, sea level hit record highs in 2015

Global heat, sea level hit record highs in 2015

Global heat, greenhouse gases and sea levels all climbed to record highs last year, making 2015 the worst in modern times across a range of key environmental indicators, international scientists said on Tuesday.

Five dead in Philippine pop concert: police

Five dead in Philippine pop concert: police

Five people, including teenagers, died from unknown causes during a pop concert in a suburb of the Philippine capital, police said Sunday.

In drought-hit central Nicaragua, water 'is like looking for gold'

In drought-hit central Nicaragua, water 'is like looking for gold'

Nicaragua may boast a southern lake that is Central America's biggest body of freshwater, but in the center of the country years of drought have taken a severe toll.

Scientists alarmed at new Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching

Scientists alarmed at new Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching

Australian scientists managing the Great Barrier Reef have lifted their emergency response to the highest level following the publication of video footage of damage caused by coral bleaching.

Weird weather brings warm welcome to 2016

Weird weather brings warm welcome to 2016

With temperatures above freezing at the North Pole, deadly tornadoes in Texas, extreme heat in Australia and floods in Britain and Missouri, the world is beset by extreme weather events as it welcomes 2016.

Tens of millions of California trees threatened by drought

Tens of millions of California trees threatened by drought

As many as 58 million large trees in California are threatened by record drought afflicting the state since 2011, says a study published Monday.