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El Nino could start as early as July 2014, says Australian bureau

April 23, 2014 - 6:00am

Australia's Bureau of Meteorology said all the climate models it polled indicate an El Nino pattern is likely in 2014, with six of the seven models predicting the threshold could be surpassed as early as July 2014, Bloomberg reported.

The bureau said El Nino is often "associated with below-average rainfall," with around "two thirds of El Nino events since 1900 resulting in major drought over" large parts of the country.

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