LIMA, July 22 (Xinhua) — The meteorological phenomenon El Nino could reappear and affect Peru in the coming months, Peru’s National Service of Meteorology and Hydrology (Senamhi) said on Wednesday.
Senamhi’s director Elizabeth Silvestre said the continuous warming in the Pacific Ocean implies a high risk for a negative impact to come, and the agriculture harvests is likely to suffer the worst of up-coming droughts or floods.
Silvestre said the presence of El Nino could be confirmed by the end of July. El Nino is a periodic warming of the Pacific Ocean that influences weather patterns around the world.
Peruvian climate expert Abrham Levy said by the third week of September, when the winter season ends in Peru, it will be determined with certainty the impact of El Nino in the coastal area.
At the moment, he said, it is still too early to tell whether it is El Nino or merely seasonal cold fronts commonly seen in Peru’s winter.
Meanwhile, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmosphere Agency has said a “phenomenon of El Nino between light and moderated” is developing.