Tag: Deficient monsoon

Jun 1

Normal monsoon tidings: Met Dept’s forecast augurs well for economy, but dependence on rains should reduce further

After forecasting normal rains in April, the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD’s) updated long range forecast holds out the prospect for more normal rainfall from the southwest monsoon between June and September. Overall precipitation is expected to be 103% of the new long period average (LPA) of 868.6 mm, up from the 99% forecast in April. […]