El Niño seen ending in July
THE EFFECTS of El Niño are expected to let up by July, but the dry conditions and high temperatures are forecast to persist intensely through the remainder of May and in June, according to a United Nations monitoring body.
The Agricultural Market Information System (Amis), which is administered by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, said in its latest monthly report on the global market that in Southeast Asia, dry conditions would be accompanied by above-average temperatures that, in turn, would increase the impact of the dryness.
Even then, the Amis warned about the increasing odds of a transition to La Niña conditions by November.
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