‘100% monsoon quota this year’:

‘100% monsoon quota this year’:

Context:

  • The India Meteorological Department had predicted that India would get ‘normal’ rain during the remaining months of the monsoon season.
  • But India is likely to get 100% of its annual monsoon quota of 89 cm.

Current Scenario:

  • Rainfall had weakened over most of the country in the first week of August , 2017.
  • Low rainfall in August is a  part of a ‘break’ or hiatus anticipated by the meteorologists.

New forecast model:

  • This year, the IMD formally launched a new forecast model i.e., the Monsoon Mission Coupled Forecasting System (MMCFS).
  • The model employs supercomputers to forecast the monsoon. This is in addition to the statistical system traditionally employed.
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