Brazil is the most likely to see a large rain event in 2018, according to data from a Brazilian meteorological agency.
The country has experienced a spate of thunderstorms this month and the number of tornadoes has risen.
In the latest forecast from the country’s meteorological authority, it predicts a “moderate” El Nio event.
The forecast has already been shared on Twitter by the Brazilian meteorologist Pedro Alves, who said the region is “slightly to slightly more susceptible to the heavy rainfall”.
In February, the country experienced more than 10 tornadoes in a 24-hour period.
The latest forecast predicts a moderate El Nianot event.
Brazil’s rainfall record was set in 2011 and is still very high, according the meteorological office.
“In Brazil, rainfall events tend to be longer lasting, but in terms of their intensity, they are comparable to the other regions of the world,” said José Maria López de Sousa, the meteorologist who runs the office.
A moderate El Niño event is usually accompanied by cooler, drier conditions.
However, in 2018 the weather will be far more conducive to thunderstorms, according Lózs.
“This is probably one of the best indicators of the strength of a tropical cyclone and we’re still expecting a lot of rain,” he said.
Brazil has had a severe drought this year, which has led to severe floods and crop failure.
The rain season in Brazil was the worst on record in March, according official data.
“The rains we’re going to get this year are going to be more intense,” said Lós.
El Ninos can also cause severe weather in the United States.
In May, a severe storm that swept across the South and Northeast killed at least 11 people, including two women, in Massachusetts.
The strongest storm ever recorded to hit the United State in May was Hurricane Ike in 2005, which battered the Northeast and Gulf Coast.
A mild El Niño can also lead to drought in the Northern Hemisphere, according NASA.
“There are a lot more areas where we have not seen precipitation events in a long time, and we haven’t had the drought conditions that we have been seeing,” said NASA meteorologist David Littrell.
“It could be the end of the drought in some places, and it could be we’re just going to have a lot less rain.”