A strong El Niño expected this winter

El Niño is a weather phenomenon that occurs when the Pacific Ocean's surface temperatures become unusually warm.

This year's El Niño is expected to be one of the strongest on record, with the potential to impact weather patterns and climate around the world.

In the United States, the strong El Niño is expected to bring wetter-than-average conditions to the southern states and drier-than-average conditions to the Pacific Northwest.

Other potential impacts of the strong El Niño include increased hurricane activity in the Pacific and decreased hurricane activity in the Atlantic.

The El Niño is also expected to contribute to a warmer-than-average winter in many parts of the world, including the United States.

While the exact impacts of the strong El Niño are difficult to predict, it is important for individuals and communities to prepare for potential weather-related hazards.

Scientists and meteorologists will continue to monitor the El Niño and provide updates on its potential impacts throughout the winter season.