Pacific La Nina, a weather phenomenon that typically delivers harsher winters, is set to bring colder winter to Asia.
“We are expecting temperatures to be colder than normal this winter across northeastern Asia,” DTN Vice-President of weather operations Renny Vandewege said.
Weather agencies in Asia have warned their countries of a colder winter already on its way.
South Korea already saw its first snow 15 days earlier than last year in an unusually cold October, while temperatures across eastern China dropped last week, 13 days earlier than in previous years.
Japan and India would also experience a drop in temperature in the coming months.
According to Todd Crawford, director of meteorology at Atmospheric G2, other factors like climate change could impact the region’s winter weather.
“We think the best window for big cold in northeast Asia this winter is in the late November to mid-January window. That is where we think the greatest risk lies,” Crawford added.
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