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  1. Dec 2018
    1. It is the start of El Niño, Spanish for “the boy child,” a reference coined by Peruvian fisherman because the changes can occur around Christmas.
    2. El Niño,

      More on precisely how El Nino affects these islands here.

    1. An irregular phenomenon called El Nino occurs once in 5-6 years. The water temperature rises, which raises air temperature and bring plentiful precipitation along the continental coast of South America and the equator. The Galapagos lie right in the middle of El Nino.

      Another influence on Galapagos climate.

  2. Dec 2016
    1. Even without El Niño, 2015 would have been a record warm year, but climate scientists believe El Niño was responsible for 8 percent to 10 percent of the warming.

      =With El Nino=