THE APPROACH TO THE TYPHOON SEASON

THE APPROACH TO THE TYPHOON SEASON

In the N’rn Pacific Ocean the weather charts show that there is a medium/high chance of tropical cyclone formation in the next 72-96 hours. It could be the first tropical cyclone of the 2016 season that could affect Taiwan and East China sea during next week. In fact this year the season has not yet begun.

The last year season was very active and started very early (mid-May).

Furthermore, last year the effects of El Niño were very strong, whereas this year, with the likely upcoming episode of La Niña, the SSTs are lower. The El Niño-La Niña events play a key role in the mechanisms and triggering factors for tropical disturbance transformation into typhoons.

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