Japan sees lower possibility of La Nina during summer months

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Posted: Jul 11, 2016 1:02 AM

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's weather bureau said on Monday there was a lower possibility than a month ago that a La Nina weather pattern would emerge during the country's summer, which runs from around June to August. A La Nina could appear later in autumn, it added.

Weather conditions were currently normal after an El Nino weather pattern - linked to heavy rainfall and drought in different regions - ended earlier this year, the Japan Meteorological Agency said in its monthly forecast.

(Reporting by Osamu Tsukimori)