EL NIÑO AND ITS EFFECTS ON OCEAN CURRENTS
El Niño is a weather phenomenon that occurs every few years.
It is characterized by warmer than usual ocean temperatures in the equatorial Pacific.
This warming disrupts the normal patterns of ocean currents, which can have far-reaching effects.
During El Niño years, the trade winds that blow from east to west across the Pacific weaken, allowing warm water to flow eastward.
This can cause droughts in some parts of the world and flooding in others.
El Niño also affects marine life, as changes in ocean currents can disrupt food chains and alter migration patterns.