"U.S. Forecaster Sees 80 Percent Chance Of El Niño During Winter"

"There is an 80 percent chance of the El Niño weather pattern to form and continue through the northern hemisphere in winter 2018/19, a U.S. government weather forecaster said on Thursday.

Last month, the weather forecaster pegged the chances of the El Niño emergence at 70-75 percent for the winter.

For spring next year, there is a 55-60 percent chance of El Niño forming, the forecaster said."

Sumita Layek reports for Reuters November 8, 2018.

Source: Reuters, 11/09/2018