Origin of El Niño
British Dictionary definitions for el nino
Word Origin for El Niño
Scientific definitions for el nino
Cultural definitions for el nino
A warming of the surface water of the eastern and central Pacific Ocean, occurring every four to twelve years when cold water does not rise to the surface, causing unusual weather patterns. The warmer water kills fish and plankton, brings heavy rains to western South America, and causes drought in eastern Australia and Indonesia.