4 Apr 2016

Nights' Science - World Weather

From Nights, 8:12 pm on 4 April 2016
Damaged buildings in Rakiraki after Cyclone Winston hit Fiji.

Damaged buildings in Rakiraki after Cyclone Winston hit Fiji. Photo: Fiji Government

MetService severe weather forecaster Erick Brenstrum looks at this year's major weather events, and how they have been affected by the latest El Nino climate cycle.

Brenstrum talks about Cyclone Winston, and how it compared to Cyclone Pam that hit Vanuatu a year earlier.

He also talks to Bryan about the why last year was the hottest on record -  and why it continues to be so hot, and dry.

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