La Niña is favored to develop during the summer of 2016
July 27, 2016
According to a recent report from the Climate Prediction Center, La Niña conditions are projected to develop during August–October—the end of the Northern Hemisphere summer—and have a 55–60% chance of continuing through fall and lasting into winter.
In the western Pacific, La Niña years have historically generated below-normal seasonal typhoon activity. However, fewer storms does not necessarily mean lower damage potential, as explained in this InFocus blog post.