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IMD to issue winter forecast after November 15

PTI | New Delhi |

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) will issue after November 15 the forecast for this winter, its chief K J Ramesh said on Sunday.

The forecast will be for December, January and February.

This will be second winter forecast by the IMD. It started giving out predictions for the cold season last year after noticing that there were casualties due to extreme cold conditions in several parts of the country.

“We will come out with a winter forecast after November 15. We are running some (climatic) models before coming out with the forecast,” Ramesh said.

The IMD had last year predicted an “above normal” winter.

However, overall 2016 was recorded as one of the warmest years until now.

Apart from winter and monsoon forecast, the IMD also comes out with a summer forecast.