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A Cooling Trend Drives Rain, Wind, and Fire

El Viejo — the old man — AKA La Niña

Galapagos Islands (Modified by ArcheanWeb) — Original Credit: By Diego Delso, CC BY-SA 4.0 — Wikimedia Commons

Easterly winds in Puerto Ayora gained strength, and seawater in the town’s harbor cooled. Positioned on the equator, the Galapagos Islands are front-and-center as La Niña conditions develop in the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean. Sea surface temperatures may drop by up to 9 degrees Fahrenheit and remain chilly throughout the…

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