How does El Nino affect Western Cape province?

Professor of Meteorology at the University of Pretoria, William Landman says the Western Cape could have a continuation of the drought season as a result of a weaker El Nino.

El Nino is the warming of sea-surface temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean which influences atmospheric circulation and consequently rainfall and temperature in specific areas around the world.

Landman admits that some of the work done on the effects of El Nino conflicts with the model they used, showing that the Western Cape could be heading into a wet season.

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