U.S. weather forecaster sees La Niña chances exceeding 80 percent

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Posted: Dec 14, 2017 9:26 AM

(Reuters) - A U.S. government weather forecaster on Thursday said La Niña conditions are predicted to continue through the Northern Hemisphere winter 2017-18.

The Climate Prediction Center (CPC), an agency of the National Weather Service, in a monthly forecast pegged the chance of La Nina developing at about 80 percent, with a transition to ENSO-neutral most likely during the mid-to-late spring.

(Reporting by Eileen Soreng in BengaluruEditing by Chizu Nomiyama)