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The El Niño phenomenon begins to lose steam

The El Niño phenomenon begins to lose steam

This phenomenon, which occurs every four or five years and causes storms and floods, "should weaken in the coming months and gradually disappear in the second quarter of 2016," explained the WMO.

"We have just experienced one of the most intense El Niño episodes ever observed, and it has triggered extreme weather events on all continents, contributing to the heat records recorded in 2015," said WMO Secretary General Petteri Taalas , it's a statement.

"Several regions of South America and East Africa have not yet fully recovered from the torrential rains and floods they suffered," he adds. "The economic and human balance of the drought is increasingly evident in Southern Africa, under the Horn of Africa, in Central America and in several other regions," he added.

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