Sarawak Meteorology Department says La Nina is not expected to affect the state much

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Weather conditions are expected to be wet, especially in North and West Sarawak until the end of the year. — Photo by Borneo Post Online

Saturday, September 03, 2022 07:10 AM MYT

KUCHING, Sept. 3 – The La Nina phenomenon will not have much impact on Sarawak even though it is currently occurring in the region surrounding Malaysia, the state meteorology department has said.

“Right now, the effect of La Nina is insignificant for Sarawak. Its strength is not really felt in our region,” said its director Khairul Najib.

Weather conditions are expected to be wet, especially in North and West Sarawak until the end of the year.

“La Nina is the large-scale cooling of surface temperatures in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean, which normally occurs every two to seven years.

“The La Nina triple dip effect means having three consecutive years with La Nina (2020-2022),” he explained, adding that La Nina, which could bring heavy rain, has a 62 to 66 percent chance of continue in Malaysia until December 2022.

The current La Nina – the cooling of surface temperatures that can have widespread impacts on global weather patterns – had begun in September 2020.

On August 31 in Geneva, AFP quoted the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (UNWMO) as saying that the La Nina weather phenomenon is expected to last at least until the end of this year.

The UNWMO said the phenomenon is becoming the first “triple dip” La Nina of this century. It will likely span three consecutive Northern Hemisphere winters – Southern Hemisphere summers, the third time since 1950. – Borneo Post Online

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