New Delhi: The impending winter is all set to bully this year as reports of a harsher and longer winter is expected as per weather reports. North India is expected to face La Nina like conditions like last year, albeit a bit stronger.
January and February will be particularly cold in some northern states with temperatures set to fall as low as 3 degrees Celsius before recovering, according to a report in Bloomberg.
The report further adds that a colder winter meant energy crisis in several Asian nations, particularly China that is a top energy consumer. This comes at a time when the prices of diesel and petrol are making big holes in the pockets of middle-class people.
However, unlike other countries, there is lower energy consumption in India as demand for air conditioning decreases.
In the past few weeks, the effect of La Nina has been already witnessed in India in the form of extreme weather events. Heavy rainfall and delayed withdrawal of the monsoon are both related to the La Nina, which is associated with the cooling of the Pacific waters.