22nd November 10:37 PM
La Nina likelihood growing in Pacific
By Semi Turaga
Monday 13/11/2017

Weather agencies around the Pacific are predicting there is an increasing likelihood of a La Nina weather system developing over the next three months.

A La Nina system is likely to keep tropical waters cooler than normal.

New Zealand's NIWA agency said there was a 70 percent chance of La Nina conditions developing from now through January.

It was also predicting a moderate to high probability of below normal rainfall in Tuvalu, eastern, western and central Kiribati, the northern Cook Islands, the Marquesas and Nauru.

A number of places can expecting higher rainfall ‑ namely Tonga, Samoa, Fiji and Niue.

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