El Nino in Scotland?

Aug 16th, 2002, 05:28 AM
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Eric
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El Nino in Scotland?

Has anyone heard whether El Nino's rains will be hitting Scotland this year (dumping more than usual on the countryside)?

I anticipate (and am relatively unconcerned about) rain during a planned trip in November, but flooding wouldn't be so nice when my wife and I visit the country.

THanks, incidentally, to everyone who has provided me with information thus far in my obsessive trip planning.

Eric
 
Aug 16th, 2002, 05:46 AM
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Erm...isn't El Nino is a South Pacific thing, and Scotland a North Atlantic thing?

In any case, the Western Highlands will be very wet, Eastern lowlands drier
 
Aug 16th, 2002, 07:46 AM
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I've been hearing about massive flooding in Germany, Prague, Russia and areas in the far east. Perhaps El Nino isn't the right phenomenon, but it's still a cause for concern if many areas east of the Atlantic are under water this summer.

ERic
 
Aug 16th, 2002, 11:39 AM
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No, El Nino is not solely a South Pacific thing. It is a warming of the Pacific, but is linked to weather changes worldwide, including such things as a reduced number of hurricanes in the Atlantic and increased drought in Africa. The best guess seems to be that the recent torrents in Europe are El Nino-related. I guess somebody forgot to close the door that shuts off the air over the Pacific from the rest of the earth's atmosphere.
 
Aug 16th, 2002, 09:42 PM
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Gee. Do ya think some of it might have a little something to do with GLOBAL WARMING! Duh! But "El Nino" &, yes, in California, we also have "La Nina" sound so much more harmless.
 

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