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Australia's weather bureau says 2010-11 La Nina has ended by Michael Perry
Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 10:27 AM GMT
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End of La Nina to favour Asian crops

* Conditions neutral between La Nina, El Nino

* Possibly drier Australian winter, spring (Adds detail, quotes, background)

SYDNEY, May 25 (Reuters) - The devastating 2010-11 La Nina weather event has ended, said Australia's weather bureau, after bringing record flooding to the country, disrupting major coal exports and destroying thousands of homes, and damaging crops in Asia.

"The 2010-11 La Nina event has ended, with climate indicators of the El Nino, the Southern Oscillation, having returned to average levels," the Bureau of Meteorology said on Wednesday.

"Climate models surveyed by the Bureau of Meteorology suggest that the Pacific Ocean will continue to warm over the coming months, with neutral conditions likely to persist through the Austral winter, that is, neither La Nina nor El Nino."

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