Wednesday, April 13, 2016

India Set for Above Average Monsoon

In line with recent predictions by private weather forecasters, India’s official weather forecasting agency too has said the monsoon is likely to be “above normal” and likely to be 106 per cent of the average of 89 cm. Monsoon rains within 96 per cent and 104 per cent of this average are considered “normal” in the terminology of the India Meteorological Department (IMD). “The monsoon will be fairly well distributed but southeast India will get slightly less rain,” IMD Director General, Laxman Rathore told a press conference in New Delhi on Tuesday. He also said some regions would see floods and that the chances of drought — defined as a deficit of 10 per cent or more — were only one per cent this year.

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