America’s favorite fried chicken restaurant will open a new branch across the road from Nana Plaza tomorrow, offering diners tasty chicken breasts served by buxom, dolled-up waitresses.
The opening night will feature a mechanical bull-riding contest, chicken wing-eating contest and of course, the lovely Hooters gals.
However, sea surface temperature patterns in the Indian Ocean and closer to Australia are not typical of a La Niña event, reducing the likelihood of widespread above average summer rainfall.
La Niña can also increase the chance of prolonged warm spells for southeast Australia.
Warming back towards neutral levels in late summer is typical of the ENSO cycle at that time of year.
Atmospheric indicators, including the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI), trade winds and cloud, also show clear La Niña patterns.
In order for 2017–18 to be classed as a La Niña year, the event needs to last for at least 3 months.
All three NINO indices were cooler than October values.
The 30-day Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) to 3 December is 11.1 (90-day value 8.9).
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Compared to two weeks ago, SSTs in the central equatorial Pacific have cooled and expanded in area across the eastern South Pacific.