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Weather Alert! India will Face Extreme Cold and Harsh Winter This Year; Know Why?

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

Amid the beginning of winter season, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has recently predicted that winter this year will likely be more harsher and colder than the last years. Moreover, it's a warning from the weather department of India to common public and government to stay alert and prepare for winter season.

La Nina Condition

According to reports, as weak La Nina condition is prevailing, we can expect more cold this year.
El Nino and La Nina conditions play a dominant role if you consider the large scale factor for the occurrence of cold wave conditions," said IMD’s Director-General Mrutunjay Mohapatra. "La Nina conditions are favourable for cold wave conditions, while El Nino conditions are unfavourable for it," he said. 

History of Harsh Winters

The night temperature in Delhi in October was the coldest recorded in the month in 58 years. The residents of the national capital have been feeling the chill before the usual onset of winters, says reports.

La Nina may cause temperatures to falle below normal in northern parts of Madhya Maharashtra like Pune and Nashik. Moreover, Ludhiana in Punjab recorded the same temperature as Pune, while Dehradun was colder at 14.3 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

Delhi's Safdarjung observatory recorded an average of 17.2 degree temperature in October. In Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar recorded temperature near zero on October 27. Cold winds from Jammu and Kashmir have even pushed the temperature in parts of north Maharashtra below normal, says reports.

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