The winter season in India
Summer, Winter, and Rainy seasons-India is a land of all the seasons.
The winter season starts from around November, and lasts for 3-4 months.
Let us discuss the conditions in the winter season
The winter season in India sets on during mid-November and lasts till February.
In north India, December and January are the coldest months.
Every one of us loves to enjoy a hot cup of tea on a cold January morning!
As we move southwards, the temperature variations decrease.
Where the temperature in Delhi ranges from 10-15 degrees Celsius, it is as high as 24-25 degrees Celsius in places like Chennai.
Nights are usually cold, and days are warm, especially around noon.
In north India, frost and fog is a common feature.
Fog and frost also end up delaying railway and air services, mostly in northern India.
In the Himalayas, the outer slopes of the mountains experience snowfall during winter.
Let us look at the winds that prevail during the winter season
The northeastern trade winds are a common feature over the country during winters.
These winds blowing from land to sea. They do not carry moisture, hence winters are dry seasons for the most part.
In south India, near the coast of Tamil Nadu, some rainfall occurs.
This is due to the winds blowing from sea to land.
If we talk about northern India, we see light winds moving out due to the presence of a light, high-pressure region.
Due to the physical features, these winds flow over the Ganga plains.
The weather hence is marked by clear skies and low temperatures. The winds are weak and have low humidity.
The winter in peninsular India
Let us see what peninsular India experiences in winter season.
Peninsular India does not have a very well defined cold season.
Due to it being close to the sea, a moderating influence is exerted on the climate.
Hence, there is little to no variation in temperature from the warmer seasons.
The winter season sets in from mid-November to February in India.
The northern part of the country is coldest, with temperatures averaging from 10-15 degrees Celsius.
The northeast trade winds blow over the country. These are devoid of moisture, hence winter is usually a dry season.
The cyclonic disturbances, however, bring some rainfall to the plains and snowfall to the mountains.
Peninsular India does not have a well-defined winter season.