Monsoon likely to be normal this year: IMD

NEW DELHI: The monsoon this year could be ‘normal’ and bring 100 per cent rainfall instead of 96 per cent as predicted earlier, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said today.
The prospects of the monsoon have brightened because of the reduction in the likelihood of El-Nino, IMD Director General K J Ramesh said.
Ramesh said the recent development on El-Nino indicates that the monsoon could be normal this year and it could reach 100 per cent of the long period average (LPA).
El Nino is a phenomenon associated with warming of Pacific waters.
In its initial forecast, the IMD had said that the monsoon could be 96 per cent of the LPA which is “near normal”. (AGENCIES)

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