Meteorologists say that ‘La Nina’ is over

June 10th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Washington, June 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There seems to be a relief in the air for those who stay in areas that have been affected by the recent severe storms. Meteorologists say La Nina which is responsible for the severe storms is already over.

On Thursday, the Climate Prediction Center announced that La Nina which is the period that the tropical Pacific Ocean cools came to an end in May. Scientists say weather conditions all over the world can be affected by the condition.

The condition has been blamed for last year’s severe hurricanes and the several tornadoes that have hit part of the United States lately. The storms have claimed the lives of several people in the affected cities.

Scientists say whenever La Nina strikes the world records more tornadoes, hurricanes and other severe weather conditions than on the average. El Nino is the opposite of La Nina. It involves the warning of the Pacific Ocean and it also affects the world’s weather. Whenever El Nino happens, La Nina follows.

There were 19 named storms and hurricanes in the Caribbean and Atlantic Ocean last summer. The coastal parts of the United States were struck hard by one of the hurricanes named Hermine which struck last September.

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