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A strong El Niño has been developing since April of 1997 and has continued into 1998. Links to information on the current status of El Niño, are found in our summary of how a typical El Niño influences weather. Current status, impacts, and predictions can be found here. Please contact private weather forecasting firms for more detailed forecasts of how El Niño is influencing the weather in a specific region.