इंडियन आवाज़     20 Apr 2018 12:40:57      انڈین آواز

IMD forecasts normal monsoon for this year

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AMN / NEW DELHI

Good news to farmers who mainly depend on monsoon, the country is likely to receive normal monsoon rainfall this year.

Briefing media in New Delhi about Southwest Monsoon season rainfall forecast, Director General of India Meteorological Department (IMD), Dr K J Ramesh said, quantitatively, the monsoon rainfall between June and September is likely to be 97 per cent of the Long Period Average with model error of plus or minus five per cent.

The monsoon is considered normal if the average rainfall is between 96 to 104 per cent of long period average. Dr Ramesh said, the country will experience third successful normal monsoon season this year and there is very less probability of a deficient monsoon.

Dr Ramesh said, there would be good distribution of rainfall across the country.

Dr Ramesh said, there is no probability of the development of El Nino conditions and it will not impact the monsoon. El Nino is a weather phenomenon caused by unusual warming in the Pacific Ocean, resulting in atmospheric changes, potentially leading to poor monsoon.

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