Agencies must be alert on looming La Nina, says Environment PS

What you need to know:

  • La Nina is characterised by unusually cold ocean temperatures in the Equatorial Pacific.

  • On the other hand, El Niño is characterised by unusually warm ocean temperatures.

  • In the next few months, some six million people in Somalia will face serious drought effects.

Alarm has been raised over prospects of La Nina phenomenon developing over the equatorial Pacific Ocean.

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