El Nino is an extreme weather pattern which typically brings a reversal in east-west trade winds and warming of western regions of the United States. This year, the pattern seemed to be absent, but the kid has come, albeit late, to the party. But is it too late?
“Climate scientists are monitoring this with amazement,” said principal CSIRRO research scientists Cai Wenju, who has previously published various studies on the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) climate pattern. “We only understand what we have seen.”