This blog created just prior to spring 2012.
The phrase La Niña was possibly heard a lot during the Summer of 2011-12, going into spring 2012 another similar term is El Niño. We all know that El Niños bring different types of weather to New Zealand compared to La Niñas but what is an El Niño? Does it always mean the same sort of weather for New Zealand? Not necessarily - The season of 2012-13 might not have the typical sort of El Niño weather. So what is a typical El Niño?