IMD: Monsoon to be normal, not above normal due to delay in La Nina


The monsoon season has come to end so any no region will receive rainfall now, IMD Department said.  The weather forecaster has told that the monsoon will be normal and it will not go above normal level.

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The monsoon season has recorded below 100 percent this year of the Long Period Average., Madhavan Nair Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences said. In LPA, Anything which is recorded between 96-104 percent is considered as normal rainfall while precipitation in the range of 104-110 percent is termed 'above normal'.

In the last two years, India has been hit by drought. The monsoon have been affected this time due to delay in La Nina.

The weather forecasters supposed that the every region will get neutral mode rainfall by August.

According to State run weather agency, “The activation phase of La Nina, phenomenon associated with cooling of Pacific waters, was supposed to start in August-September. This could have given a boost to the rainfall. But that has got delayed and La Nina could now start in November.”

"The monsoon deficiency is now 5 percent, but a lot of rains have been taking place in Central India, east coast of Odisha to Gujarat coast, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh since last 4-5 days. Another spell of rains in the same pocket is likely to happen from 21 to 23. So, we are looking at huge rainfall scenario in coming days. There is a good possibility that we will be closer to a normal rainfall scenario," IMD Director General K J Ramesh said.

It is bad news for the farmers this time as they the country has received only 70% of annual rainfall.

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