Bhubaneswar: Owing to weak La Nina conditions, this year’s winter is expected to be colder, as predicted by India Meteorological Department (IMD) Director General (DG) Mrutunjay Mohapatra while addressing a webinar on ‘Cold Wave Risk Reduction’ organised by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Wednesday at New Delhi.
The IMD DG also argued that climate change not only leads to temperature-rise but also causes irregular weather conditions.
He explained that El Nino and La Nina play a pivotal role in the cold wave conditions. While El Nino does not favour, La Nina favours.
The IMD DG further explained that both El Nino and La Nina also impact our annual Monsoon.
He also cited that this year the monsoon has been above normal as there has been 9% excess rainfall.
Notably, El Nino is related to the heating of the Pacific Ocean while La Nina contributes to cooling the waters of the largest ocean on our planet.