Strongest El Nino in nearly 20 years now over: Australia weather bureau

Reuters News
Posted: May 24, 2016 1:20 AM

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The strongest El Nino in nearly 20 years, that has persisted through 2016 is now over, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said on Tuesday.

Climate indicators associated with the El Nino that emerged last year have now returned to neutral levels, the BOM said.

The chance of an La Nina remains at 50 percent, the Australian weather bureau said.

(Reporting by Colin Packham; Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)