Pacific Ocean warms, indicates potential El Nino: Australian weather bureau

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Posted: Mar 31, 2015 12:36 AM

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Recent warming of the Pacific Ocean may signal an El Nino weather event is forming, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said on Tuesday.

Climate models indicate the central tropical Pacific Ocean is likely to continue to warm, with El Nino thresholds to be reached or exceeded by mid-year, the weather bureau said.

(Reporting by Colin Packham; Editing by Tom Hogue)