The IMD said that the country is likely to receive normal rains during the southwest monsoon this year. Talking about the last monsoon, the country received normal rainfall during the four-month southwest monsoon season in 2019, 2020 and 2021.
As always, people are eagerly waiting for the monsoon amidst the scorching heat. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday that the country is likely to receive normal rains during the southwest monsoon this year. Talking about the last monsoon, the country received normal rainfall during the four-month southwest monsoon season in 2019, 2020 and 2021.
In its first forecast for monsoon, the IMD said that it will be “normal” this time. The average rainfall during June to September will now be considered to be 868.6 mm as against 880.6 mm earlier. Rainfall is expected to be 99 percent more than the new average this year. The Meteorological Department said that 96-104 percent rainfall is considered normal.
Good rain expected across the country
Talking about the monsoon forecast issued by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), there is a possibility of good rains across the country this year. This can give a lot of relief to the farmers on their crop. With this, people living in urban areas will get relief from the heat.
Less rain than normal may occur in these parts of the country
Above normal rainfall is very likely to occur over many areas over northern part of India, central India, foothills of Himalayas and some parts of northwest India. Below normal rainfall is likely over many parts of Northeast, parts of Northwest India and southern parts of the peninsula.
IMD will release another forecast in May
At the same time, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) will issue another forecast for the monsoon season by the end of May. Since then, monsoon has knocked over most parts of the country. Monsoon comes first in the states of South India. After this it gradually spreads across the country and the rainy season starts.