Peru call off Dakar Rally after El Nino fear
Peru call off Dakar Rally after El Nino fear

Peru will not host the 2016 Dakar Rally because of the effects of El Nino, the South American country`s Ministry of Foreign Trade announced on Monday.

2016 Dakar Rally: Peru withdraws as host

Peru said that it is withdrawing as host of the 2016 Dakar Rally due to concerns about the El Nino weather phenomenon, a media report said.

Hurricane Danny strengthens to category 3 storm

Hurricane Danny strengthened into a major category 3 storm Friday as it churned in the central Atlantic but forecasters expect it to weaken.

July hottest month on record, 2015 to be warmest year: NOAA
July hottest month on record, 2015 to be warmest year: NOAA

The month of July has been found as the hottest month on Earth since record keeping began.

'Godzilla El Nino', the worst one till date, on its way
'Godzilla El Nino', the worst one till date, on its way

 Scientists have predicted a 'Godzilla El Nino,' which will be worse than all the previous El Ninos.

UN agency monitors El Nino's impacts on food production

 The World Food Program (WFP) is closely monitoring the El Nino weather pattern and preparing for the possible impacts it will have on food production, UN Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said here late Friday.

This El Nino may be historically strong: US experts

US meteorologists say the current El Nino is already the second strongest on record for this time of year and could be one of the most potent weather changers of the past 65 years.

Drought causes Panama Canal to reduce ship size

The Panama Canal will temporarily limit the size of ships using the waterway due to a drought caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon, authorities said Friday.

El Niño getting stronger, could cause 'mayhem'
El Niño getting stronger, could cause 'mayhem'

Warm water sloshing from the western Pacific towards the Americas has strengthened El Niño in the past several months.

India retains June-Sept Monsoon rainfall forecast in likely drought year

India has retained its forecast for this year`s monsoon rains at 88 percent of the long-period average, the weather office said on Monday, adding the El Nino weather pattern could strengthen during the rest of the season.

El Nino has affected monsoon adversely: Govt

The El Nino has adversely affected the monsoon in the country so far and is expected to further affect the rainfall in coming months, government on Thursday said.

Peru declares emergency in 14 regions on El Nino worries

Peru has declared a 60-day state of emergency in towns in 14 regions to brace for possible damage from the climate pattern El Nino in the rainy season, state media reported Sunday.

Rains rally Asia crops in El Nino year, but relief seen short-lived

Surprisingly strong rains in an El Nino year, typically marked by droughts in parts of Asia, have eased concerns of a lower crop output in the region.  

Skymet gives hope amid gloom, forecasts normal monsoon

Giving hope amid the gloom, private weather forecasting agency Skymet has predicted "normal" rains after the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast "deficient" monsoon this year, raising the spectre of a drought.

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Monsoon rains delayed, to arrive by June 5

This year`s monsoon may arrive on India`s southern Kerala coast in the next five days as the rains have missed their normal start date of June 1, weather officials said on Monday.

El Nino near-certain to last through summer: US climate centre

The El Niño climate phenomenon is almost certain to last through the Northern Hemisphere summer, the U.S. weather forecaster said, raising the chance of heavy rain in the southern United States as well as South America, and scorching heat in Asia that could devastate crops of thirsty food staples like rice.

Scientists warn of 'substantial' El Nino effect later this year

Scientists have warned an El Nino effect was under way in the tropical Pacific , and could be substantial.

Asia braces for crop damage as El Nino remains certain
Asia braces for crop damage as El Nino remains certain

In 2009, the El Nino brought the worst drought in four decades to India. It razed wheat fields in Australia and damaged crops across Asia. Food prices surged. A closely watched forecast by Japan will confirm its return this year as all but certain now.