Hindustan Times (Patiala) - - Region -

El Nino refers to the cy­cle of warm tem­per­a­ture in the Pa­cific Ocean, which has reper­cus­sions on global weather

If it set in ear­lier dur­ing the mon­soon sea­son, it could have sapped mois­ture from the south-west mon­soon

This year, El Nino is ex­pected to set in by Novem­ber, which could send warmer air cur­rents to the In­dian sub­con­ti­nent This will likely af­fect win­ter, and the north­west mon­soon Ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cials, El Nino for­ma­tion was re­spon­si­ble for low rain­fall at the end of the mon­soon

Sci­en­tists from the In­dia Me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal De­part­ment said pre­vi­ously they cor­rectly pre­dicted warmer win­ters in 2009 and 2016 be­cause of the El Nino ef­fect

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