El Nino conditions to continue through Northern Hemisphere winter- US forecaster

There is a 58% chance El Nino conditions will continue through February 2023.

Sea surface temperatures in the east-central Pacific Ocean have been 0.5-1 degree Celsius above average since August.

These warmer ocean temperatures are linked to shifts in tropical rainfall patterns

El Nino often leads to milder than normal winter conditions across the Northern United States.

The Southwest US could see expanded drought conditions due to below-average precipitation.

Parts of South America may experience heavy rainfall and flooding from thunderstorms during El Nino.

Forecasters say neutral conditions, meaning neither El Nino nor La Nina, are most likely during the spring.

Further outlooks will be updated by meteorologists as more data becomes available on oceanic and atmospheric patterns.

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