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Japan sees 60 percent chance of La Niña pattern emerging by end of winter

From Reuters - November 9, 2017

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japans weather bureau said on Friday that some characteristics of a La Nia weather pattern are continuing and that it sees a 60 percent chance of La Nia weather conditions emerging by the end of winter.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said last month that there were growing signs of a La Nia pattern emerging as sea water temperatures being monitored near the equator in the Pacific Ocean were now cooler than their benchmark levels.

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