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U.S. weather forecaster sees La Ni+¦a chances exceeding 80 pct

Dec 14 (Reuters) - A U.S. government weather forecaster on Thursday said La Niña conditions are predicted to continue through the Northern Hemisphere winter 2017-18.

The Climate Prediction Center (CPC), an agency of the National Weather Service, in a monthly forecast pegged the chance of La Nina developing at about 80 percent, with a transition to ENSO-neutral most likely during the mid-to-late spring. (Reporting by Eileen Soreng in Bengaluru Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)