Met Office to retain deficient monsoon forecast for India

Met Office to retain deficient monsoon forecast for India
Highlights

Met Office To Retain Deficient Monsoon Forecast For India. Retaining its deficient monsoon forecast of 88 percent of the long period average for the year, the Met Office on Monday said rainfall over the country between August and September is likely to be 84 percent.

New Delhi: Retaining its deficient monsoon forecast of 88 percent of the long period average for the year, the Met Office on Monday said rainfall over the country between August and September is likely to be 84 percent.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the season (June to September) rainfall over the country as a whole is likely to be 88 percent of LPA as was predicted in June while rainfall between August and September is "likely to be below normal" at 84 percent of the of long period average (LPA).

Meanwhile, El Nino which means warming of sea-surface temperatures which can prompt dry spells, is likely to strengthen over the next few months, the IMD said.

"From April to July 2015, El Nino conditions have strengthened. Latest forecast indicates probability of El Nino conditions to become strong during remaining part of the monsoon season," it said.

Show Full Article
Download The Hans India Android App or iOS App for the Latest update on your phone.
More Stories


Top