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Is there a possibility that the Indian Ocean dipole will go further away from the equator?
The indian Ocean Dipole occurs in the Indian Ocean and consists of two poles:
The east pole which is situated near Sumatra, Indonesia. The west pole sits in the western Indian Ocean.
Also known as indian nino, it is an irregular oscillation of sea-surface temperatures in which the western Indian Ocean becomes alternately warmer and then colder than the eastern part of the ocea
Recently the IOD, went through a positive phase thus more rainfall in Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania. According to BBC, heavy rainfalls caused death of 28 people.
How does the IOD affect the various indian ocean islands ?