Disruption to climate from La Niña

Other Names:
Inclement weather caused by La Niña phenomenon

The phenomenon known as La Niña is a periodic cooling of a large area of the tropical Pacific Ocean. It can alternate with an ocean-warming called El Niño. Both can have an impact on weather worldwide. Atlantic hurricanes are more powerful during La Niña years, while hurricanes have been less destructive during El Niño years.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 13: Climate Action
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST