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Temperatures likely to be slightly above normal this winter: IMD scientist

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Temperatures this are likely to be slightly above normal owing to El-Nino, an Meteorological Department said Saturday.

"There is a possibility of a weak El-Nino," S Pai, IMD's based in Pune, said.

He said the IMD will come out with a forecast for December, January and February, the peak seasons, next month.

"The temperatures in the winter will be slightly above normal," told

The El-phenomenon, which is associated with the warming of Pacific waters with a far reaching impact on climate of Indian subcontinent and several parts on Asia, is developing, he said.

The winters in have been particularly warmer over the last 2-3 years. Last year, was the warmest year recorded in and across the globe. Scientists have cited the global warming phenomenon behind it.

The monsoon this year was below normal, while the IMD had predicted above normal temperatures in the summer.

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 21:00 IST