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The buzzwords are 'similar to last year' as our meteorologist Dr. Doug Gilham looks ahead.

El Niño and its impact on Winter 2014/15: Pattern resembles last winter

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Dalia Ibrahim
Digital Reporter

Monday, September 15, 2014, 6:58 PM - Earlier in the year, with the first mention of the potential for an El Niño developing later this year, some predicted that this could be a very strong El Niño, like was seen in 1997-1998. Phrases like 'super El Niño' and even epic El Niño were seen in the news.

The evidence wasn't particularly strong for this type of scenario in the first place and it has been getting weaker since. 


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Now, while the signs of an El Niño are still there - with between a 70-80 per cent chance of it developing later this year - it appears as though the chances of a strong El Niño are off the table. 

So, what does a 'weak El Niño' translate into? Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham gives us a sneak peek at the 2014/15 winter weather pattern in the video above.

With files from Scott Sutherland

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