The phenomenon El Niño has begun in the Pacific Ocean, with a high probability of increasing the temperature of the planet that has already increased due to climate change.

According to the BBC, American scientists have confirmed that El Niño has begun and experts are predicting that 2024 will be the hottest year in the world.

Based on the above, there is a strong fear that the temperature of the planet may increase by more than 1.5 degrees.

It is very likely that this will affect global weather patterns, bringing drought to Australia, more rain to the southern US and weakening India’s monsoons.

The El Niño event will likely last until next spring, after which the effects of the phenomenon will subside.

For months, researchers were increasingly confident that the phenomenon might occur in the Pacific Ocean.

“There have been indications in our forecasts for several months, but it really looks like it will peak at the end of this year in terms of intensity,” said Adam Scaife, head of long-range forecasting at the UK Met Office.

“A new global temperature record next year is almost certain. It depends on how big the El Niño will be – a big El Niño at the end of this year gives a good chance of a new global temperature record in 2024.”