Global Temperature may come down this year
Filed Under: Health & Science, World | Posted: 01/04/2008 at 9:13PM
Comments | Region: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
World temperatures will cool slightly in 2008, but it will remain among the top 10 hottest years on record, British weather experts predicted on Thursday. The impact of a strong La Nina climate pattern over the Pacific will help keep temperatures down, according to the annual forecast by the Met Office and the University of East Anglia. Overall, the global temperature is expected to be 0.37° C above the long-term average of 14.0°, making it the coolest year since 2000.
"Phenomena such as El Nino and La Nina have a significant influence on temperature and the current strong La Nina will act to limit temperatures in 2008," said Professor Chris Folland of the Met office.” However, mean temperature is still expected to be significantly warmer than in 2000. Sharply renewed warming is likely once La Nina declines," he added. Indiatimes.