Q. Consider the following statements:
1.India will receive more rainfall than normal leading to floods.
2.Australia and Indonesia will see droughts.
Which of the above will be the impact of La Nina?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A

Impacts of La Nina are:

  • abnormally heavy monsoons in India and Southeast Asia.
  • cool and wet winter weather in southeastern Africa, wet weather in eastern Australia.
  • cold winter in western Canada and northwestern United States.
  • winter drought in the southern United States.
  • It also leads to heavy floods in Australia.

Source: https://www.indiatoday.in/amp/environment/story/wmo-forecasts-first-triple-dip-la-nina-of-the-century-1994769-2022-08-31