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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