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Monsoon To Be Normal This Year: IMD  

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) gave good news on Friday. IMD’s Dr PS Pai said that despite the El Nino conditions, the monsoon this year will be normal. It is not likely to reach Kerala before June 1. 

The Meteorological Department estimates that the monsoon will hit the Kerala coast on June 4.

Dr. DS Pai said in a press conference on Friday that there is no possibility of any storm in the Arabian Sea next week. If it rains properly all over the country, it would be great. Agriculture will not be affected much.

Pai said rainfall is expected to be 96% to 104% of the Long Period Average (LPA). As of now, less than normal rainfall is expected over Northwest India. LPA is expected to remain at 92% during this period.

The Meteorological Department said that June is expected to receive below normal rainfall during the southwest monsoon that lasts from June to September. More than normal rainfall may occur over some areas of Northwest, North and Northeast India.

According to IMD Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan are expected to receive 92% of the rains during the entire monsoon i.e. less than normal. Normal to above normal rainfall is expected in the remaining parts.

IMD said, “Due to Western Disturbance, we have already seen pre-monsoon conditions like rain and thunderstorms. Due to this, we can see relief in the weather of Delhi and its surrounding cities.” Has been.”

IMD had predicted the arrival of monsoon on May 27 last year, but it hit the coasts on May 29, two days late.

The monsoon predictions made by IMD from last 2005 to 2022 proved to be correct. Only in 2015 the conjecture was proved wrong.

According to the Meteorological Department, the year in which there is a deficit of 10% of rainfall in the country, then it is considered as a dry year. 

Also, a year in which 20 to 40% of the country receives 10% less rainfall is considered an all-India drought year. A year in which more than 40% of the country receives less than 10% rainfall is an all-India severe drought year.

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