La Niña

The ways in which La Nina affects the climate are extremely varied

La Niña, the ‘kid sister’ of El Niño, is a weather phenomenon characterized by colder Pacific Ocean currents that result in cooler global climate patterns. The effects of La Niña are opposite to those of El Niño. They do not produce the same destructive weather patterns as El Niño, but they do leave their mark, often causing droughts and very cold North American winters.