Japan forecaster repeats El Nino likely to last till spring

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Posted: Nov 10, 2015 12:02 AM

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's weather bureau repeated in its monthly outlook on Tuesday that an El Nino weather pattern was continuing and there was a strong possibility it would stretch into spring.

The El Nino, or a warming of sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific, typically leads to scorching weather across Asia and East Africa but heavy rains and floods in South America.

(Reporting by Osamu Tsukimori; Editing by Tom Hogue)