El Nino could return in second half of 2017 - WMO | Reuters

GENEVA El Nino weather conditions could return to heat up the planet later this year, although neutral conditions are slightly more likely, the U.N.'s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in a statement on Thursday.Climate models surveyed by the WMO suggested a 50 percent chance of neutral conditions continuing in the second half of 2017, with a 35-40 percent chance of El Nino developing, and only a slight chance of La Nina, which tends to have a cooling effect.

(Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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Published Date: Feb 16, 2017 10:00 pm | Updated Date: Feb 16, 2017 10:00 pm