Monsoon To Be Normal In August, September, Says Weather Office

Crop-nourishing monsoon rains are expected to be 99 per cent of the long-term average in August.

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Monsoon To Be Normal In August, September, Says Weather Office

IMD defines average, or normal, rainfall as between 96 per cent and 104 per cent. (Representational)


New Delhi: 

Monsoon rains in the country are expected to be 100 per cent of a long-term average in August and September, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday, making up for a shortfall in the first two months of the season that began in June.

Crop-nourishing monsoon rains are expected to be 99 per cent of the long-term average in August, the IMD said in a statement.

The IMD defines average, or normal, rainfall as between 96 per cent and 104 per cent of a 50-year average of 89 centimetres for the entire four-month season beginning June.



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