As you may know, La Niña is over! It might not all be good news though, with news that its hotter, drier cousin El Niño may be hitting Australia soon. But what does that all mean? And how do meteorologists predict weather so far in the future?
In this episode of Huh? Science Explained, Ellen Phiddian does a deep dive on El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO), the other big ocean patterns that decide how fun your summer is going to be, and why, exactly, there’s a connection to Peruvian fisherman.
Read more on ENSO:
- What is La Niña & how do we know when it’s happening?
- What does a triple La Niña mean for Australia?
- Late La Niña: why is it happening and will it rain more?
- Climate oscillations, ENSO and more: are they changing?
- How will El Niño and La Niña events change with the climate?