Global Weather Poised for La Niña Shift, Bringing Potential Rain to Australia, Southeast Asia, and India

Global Weather Poised for La Niña Shift, Bringing Potential Rain to Australia, Southeast Asia, and India
Illustration from El Nino to La Nina | Dall-E 3 AI image generator by Akhyaree

After a hot and dry El Nino, global weather patterns are expected to transition to La Nina in the second half of 2024. This could bring much-needed rain to Australia, Southeast Asia and India, while impacting grain and oilseed production in the Americas.

While the intensity and specific impacts remain uncertain, meteorologists predict a weak to moderate La Nina, marked by cooler surface water off the west coast of South America.

This shift could reverse the effects of the 2023 El Nino, which saw dryness in Asia and boosted harvests in parts of the Americas. India, Australia, and Southeast Asian palm oil and rice farms could all see significant changes depending on rainfall patterns.

For Australia, La Nina could be beneficial if rain falls during crucial periods of the growing season. Southeast Asian rice and palm oil production could also see a boost, while a normal Indian monsoon would be a boon for farmers.

In the US, La Nina's timing is crucial. A late-season arrival could benefit the Corn Belt by speeding up harvests, while an earlier onset could lead to dryness and impact river transportation and grazing pastures.

Stay tuned for updates as meteorologists refine their predictions and assess the potential impacts of La Nina on global agriculture and weather patterns.

Source: Japan Today

Akhyari Hananto

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to More understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy Less
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