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#Good_News: Indian Meteorological Department predicts normal monsoon this year

Further explaining about why it is being called the normal monsoon, the Director General said, “Anything between 96 and 104 per cent of the Long Period Average is considered as ‘normal’. Anything under 96 per cent is considered as ‘below normal’ and 104-110 per cent of the LPA as ‘above normal’

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 18 April 2017 12:24 PM GMT

#Good_News: Indian Meteorological Department predicts normal monsoon this year
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New Delhi: Amid prevailing drought and severe drinking water crisis in many parts of the country, the Indian Meteorological Department (MeT) on Tuesday announced good news that the country will receive normal monsoon this year.

MeT Department Director General KJ Ramesh today stated that there will be a good distribution of rain throughout the country. Ramesh stated, “The June-September monsoon is likely to be 96 per cent of the long-period average and is likely to escape the effect of El Nino.”

Further explaining about why it is being called the normal monsoon, the Director General said, “Anything between 96 and 104 per cent of the Long Period Average is considered as ‘normal’. Anything under 96 per cent is considered as ‘below normal’ and 104-110 per cent of the LPA as ‘above normal’.

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Quick facts:

  • First half of the monsoon period might see better rainfall than the latter half.
  • Regions like Gujarat, Konkan and Goa, central Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu may record below average rainfall.
  • East India, especially Odisha, Jharkhand and West Bengal are most likely to see normal monsoon rains throughout the season.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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