Climate change is a pressing concern for the entire world. A weather phenomenon that is known for bringing harsher winters is on its way, and it is anticipated to exacerbate Asia’s energy dilemma.
According to reports, the La Nina influence will cause temperatures in northern India to drop as low as 3 degrees Celsius in January and February.
La Nina is the cooling of areas of the Pacific Ocean on a regular basis, altering weather patterns all around the world.
Over the last two weeks, India has been subjected to harsh weather. This can be attributed to a variety of factors, including sea-level rise, unabated development, and the monsoon’s delayed withdrawal.
In the Pacific, the La Nina pattern has evolved, which occurs when equatorial trade winds strengthen, bringing colder, deep water up from the ocean’s depths. This usually means colder-than-normal temperatures in the northern hemisphere, prompting regional weather forecasters to issue winter weather warnings.
Temperatures in some northern parts of India are likely to drop to as low as 3 degrees Celsius (37 degrees Fahrenheit) in January and February before recovering. Cooler weather, in contrast to other countries, often results in decreased energy usage as demand for air conditioning decreases.
Most crucially, the nation anticipates a dry phase following the monsoon season’s end. In recent months, flooding in key coal mining regions has caused a shortage of fuel used to generate nearly 70% of the country’s power.
Other factors, besides La Nina episodes, can influence the region’s winter weather, according to Todd Crawford, director of meteorology at Atmospheric G2. Climate change has resulted in a loss of sea ice in the Arctic’s Kara Sea, which may be contributing to the region’s high-pressure ridging. “Like what happened last winter,” he continued, this causes downstream colder weather in northeast Asia.
“Taking all of this into account, we believe the optimum window for extreme cold in northeast Asia this winter is late November to mid-January,” he added. “We believe that is where the greatest risk is.”
Meanwhile, M Rajeevan, former Secretary of the Ministry of Earth Sciences said, the warming of the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea aids in the formation of cyclonic circulation. La Nina conditions — the phenomena are related to the cooling of Pacific seas and normally results in strong rainfall activity — and some remnants of Pacific Ocean cyclonic circulation are helping it this year.
The entire globe is concerned about climate change. Experts also warn that if the improvements are not made in a timely manner, a major tragedy could occur in the near future.