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English definition of “El Niño”

El Niño

noun [U]     /elˈniːn.jəʊ/ US  /-joʊ/
an unusual ocean current that happens along the coast of Peru every two to ten years , killing large numbers of sea creatures and causing noticeable and often severe changes in weather conditions in many areas of the world : the El Niño weather pattern / system / phenomenon Rains came late to the region because of El Niño .Wind and windsStormy weather
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