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Dry winter expected for TRNC

The El Niño effect is expected to mean a dry December in the TRNC, according to the Meteorology Department.

Met Office chief Raif Ilker Buran said below-average rainfall was caused by the global effect of the weather phenomenon which has seen a two-degree rise in the temperature of the Pacific Ocean close to the Equator.

“We are experiencing the worst El Niño conditions in 50 years,” he said.

“This year there will be a global drop in rainfall amounts, and as a result the already low rainfall in the Mediterranean region will be even lower.”

The dry spell follows an October which saw some 62 per cent more rainfall than average in North Cyprus for the month.

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