El Niño factor could lead to autumn storms

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WEATHER WARNING: Torrential rains could be on the way this autumn.

TORRENTIAL rains threaten to hit Alicante Province after a dry, hot summer.

The Laboratory of Climatology at the University of Alicante said two key factors will come together this autumn to spark torrential rain. In the Pacific, the El Niño current, a phenomenon that has consequences for the Mediterranean, is very strong as in 1972, 1982 and 1997 (years of flooding in Alicante). In addition, sea temperature will remain at around 25 degrees until mid-October.

Climatologist Jorge Olcina said these two signs “are not synonymous that a cold drop will definitely occur, but you have to take this into account from a prevention perspective.”

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