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The La Nina weather pattern circulating through the eastern-central Pacific Ocean, which is behind the floods and extreme conditions in Australia, Asia, Africa and South America is one of the strongest ever and could last for four more months.
On Wednesday, the World Meteorological Organization said that an El Nino current now in the Pacific Ocean would last until 2010, promising unpredictable disruption in weather patterns around the world.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.