April 03, 2017
At the end of January, a local strong El Niño weather pattern formed off the coast of Peru due to an abrupt increase in the surface temperature of the ocean and is expected to continue until
at least April. States of Emergency have been declared in 12 regions due to the flooding risk, while seven regions have declared a State of Emergency due to sanitation risks. The rains are not expected to abate until May at the earliest.