Likelihood of El Nino has decreased this year - S. Africa weather service

South Africa’s Weather Service has said the likelihood of an El Nino weather pattern, which brought a scorching drought to southern Africa last year, returning later this year has decreased.

"There is still an expectation that an El Nino event would occur during the coming spring/summer seasons; however, the likelihood has decreased from the previous month’s expectation," it said in its monthly forecast seen by Reuters on Monday.

The weather service had said earlier this month that the El Nino weather pattern could return in the spring or summer season which usually occurs from September to October.

Priscilla Wolmer
Directrice de la rédaction