The influence of El Niño in 2024 is a significant concern in climate forecasts. If the current climate patterns persist, there is a potential for 2024 to surpass 2016 as the hottest year on record. Climate scientists anticipate a notable temperature increase, as typically seen in the year following a strong El Niño.
However, uncertainties remain regarding its precise impact. The warmer waters that El Niño brings is expected to have a ripple effect around the world, including Canada. Western Canada may experience drier and generally above-seasonal temperature, for Eastern Canada, warmer waters will create an active storm track. To learn more, click here.