Monsoon likely to be ‘normal’ this year, says meteorological dept.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said monsoon rains are expected to be normal in 2019- 96% of the Long-term average (LPA). The IMD defines normal rainfall as between 96% and 104% of the Long Period Average (LPA). LPA (50year average) of monsoon rains in India is 89 cm. The IMD issues its first monsoon… Continue reading Monsoon likely to be ‘normal’ this year, says meteorological dept.

Skymet expects a ‘below normal’ monsoon

Private weather forecaster Skymet has said that it expects the 2019 monsoon rains to be “below normal”. It expects monsoon rains to be about 7% short of the long period average rainfall (89cm) that India receives from June to September. It has also predicted the onset of monsoon to be late. The general duration of… Continue reading Skymet expects a ‘below normal’ monsoon

This summer will be warmer than normal, says IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that the average maximum temperatures from April to June are likely to be warmer by half a degree in several places in Central India and northwest India. Previously, the IMD had also issued a temperature outlook for the hot weather season of March to May. The prediction has… Continue reading This summer will be warmer than normal, says IMD