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La Niña and rainfall

Oct 2017
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La Niña conditions in the tropical Pacific are known to shift rainfall patterns in many different parts of the world. Although they vary somewhat from one La Niña to the next, the strongest shifts remain fairly consistent in the regions and seasons shown on the map above.

Author: International Research Institute for Climate and Society