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El Niño could return in second half of 2017: WMO

General view of a parched land in Jaen, Nueva Ecija, Philippines due to El Niño weather conditions, April, 13, 2016. (InterAksyon/Krisken Jones)

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GENEVA - El Niño 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 Niño developing, and only a slight chance of La Nina, which tends to have a cooling effect.

 

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