IMD says monsoon rains will be normal in August & September this year


India Meteorological Department,IMD, has said that the monsoon rains will be normal in August and September this year. The IMD said the scenario realised till the end of July suggests that distribution of rainfall was very good across the country except Bihar, Jharkhand and north-eastern states.

It said, the favourable distribution of rainfall was expected to continue for the next two months, raising hopes for agricultural operations during the Kharif season.

The rainfall for the country as a whole during the second half of the season is likely to be 95 per cent of Long Period Average with a model error of plus or minus eight per cent.


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