VIDEO – Climate: the return of El Niño, what impact for France?

And this phenomenon should not spare France. “There will be an upheaval in Western Europe”confirms to LCI the meteorologist Patrick Marlière (video at the top of this article). “If it is a little less marked in mainland France, the impact should be seen on temperatures, still a little higher than normal in 2024. French Polynesia could be affected by hurricanes.”

Hurricanes, heavy rains, but also areas hit by drought… the effects are multiple. El Niño returns every two to seven years, with its warmer Pacific ocean currents moving from west to east. According to forecasts, there is an 80% chance that he will return at the end of next summer. The past eight years have been the hottest on record, raising fears of the effects of El Niño all the more.

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