El Nino-linked floods and mudslides kill dozens in Peru

El Nino-linked floods and mudslides kill dozens in Peru


El Nino-linked floods and mudslides kill dozens in Peru

The heavy rains have stopped for now, but forecasters say the unstable weather is expected to continue for a few weeks.

In recent months, Peru and other countries around the Pacific Ocean have been affected by the phenomenon known as El Nino, a rise in sea temperatures that increases evaporation and brings about heavy rains.

In 1988 floods in Peru were also linked to El Nino, which was particularly strong that year.



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