- El Nino typically brings warmer and wetter conditions to South America
- The current El Nino episode began in mid-2015 and is tied with the 1997-98 El Nino for the strongest on record
- Warmer temperatures also make it easier for Zika to flourish
(CNN)It seems El Nino gets blamed for everything. From homes teetering on the edge of cliffs in California to worsening fires and haze in Indonesia, the impacts from El Nino are diverse and wide ranging. But could this year's rapidly worsening Zika virus outbreak be related to the ongoing record El Nino?