Weather replace: IMD predicts milder winter from December 2023 to February 2024 in India

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Image Source : PTI (FILE) Weather replace: IMD predicts milder winter from December 2023 to February 2024 in India

Weather replace: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted a milder winter for the nation from December 2023 to February 2024. The forecast signifies that the depth and frequency of chilly waves are anticipated to be decrease than regular within the majority of north, northwest, central, east, and northeast India.

Scientists attribute this deviation from regular winter situations to below-average western disturbances, lowering the inflow of colder winds from snowclad areas to elements of northwest and central India. This climate sample, answerable for cooler temperatures, is anticipated to persist all through the season.

The Meteorological Department had equally projected hotter winters in 2022, and most and minimal temperatures throughout most elements of the nation remained barely increased.

Over the previous few months, a number of areas within the nation have skilled temperatures above the conventional vary. In a press release, the IMD mentioned that through the upcoming winter season (December 2023 to February 2024), above regular most temperatures are probably over most elements of the nation besides some areas over central and northwest India the place regular to beneath regular most temperatures are probably.

“Monthly maximum temperatures for December 2023 are likely to be above normal over most parts of the country except some areas of central India and north India where normal maximum temperatures are likely,” it mentioned.

Cold wave:

The IMD additionally predicted that below-normal chilly wave days are anticipated over most elements of northwest, central, east, and northeast India through the winter season.

“Currently, the moderate to strong El Nino conditions are prevailing over the equatorial Pacific Ocean and the sea surface temperatures (SSTs) are above average over most parts of the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean,” it mentioned.

“The latest MMCFS forecast indicates that moderate to strong El Nino conditions are likely to continue during the upcoming winter season. In addition to El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) conditions over the Pacific, other factors such as the Indian Ocean SSTs also influence the Indian climate. At present, strong positive IOD conditions are observed over the Indian Ocean and the latest MMCFS forecast indicates that positive IOD conditions are likely to weaken and turn to neutral by the end of this year,” mentioned an IMD official.

(With companies inputs) 

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