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Peru could experience El Nino, says national weather service
By Manuel Vigo
February 22, 2012
On Tuesday Peru’s weather service (Senamhi) warned the rapid increase in temperature at the country’s coast could mean that El Niño is on its way.
Amelia Diaz, head of Senamhi, said the anomaly was first detected about a month ago, and said the country could experience El Niño if the trend were to continue for about three to five months.
"We could be witnessing the development of an El Niño," she said to Peru21.
According to Senamhi, Peru’s ocean experienced a 3ºC temperature increase.
Diaz said the changing sea and ambient temperature would also intensify rains across the country, especially in Peru’s northern areas.
She added that the country’s southern highlands would experience intense rainfall due to significant cloud movement coming from northeastern Brazil.
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