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Country will get 98 pct rainfall, forecasts IMD
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Country will get 98 pct rainfall, forecasts IMD

India Blooms News Service | | 06 Jun 2017, 08:51 pm
New Delhi, June 6 (IBNS): Indian Met officials on Tuesday reinforced that the country might experience normal monsoon this year.

The IMD put up the estimate of rains to be up to 98 per cent of the Long Period Average (LPA).

The IMD in its statement said: "Rainfall over the country as a whole for the 2017 southwest monsoon season (June to September) is most likely to be NORMAL (96% to 104% of long period average (LPA)).  Quantitatively, monsoon season rainfall for the country as a whole is likely to be 98% of the LPA with a model error of ±4%."

The IMD said: "Region wise, the season rainfall is likely to be 96% of LPA over North-West India, 100% of LPA over Central India, 99% of LPA over South Peninsula and 96% of LPA over North-East India all with a model error of ± 8 %."

It further said: "The monthly rainfall over the country as whole is likely to be 96% of its LPA during July and 99% of LPA during August both with a model error of ± 9 %. "

India Meteorological Department (IMD) had issued the first stage operational long range forecasts for the southwest monsoon season (June-September) 2017 rainfall over the country as a whole on Apr 18.

In addition to the update of its April assessment, forecasts for the monthly rainfall for July and August 2017 over the country as a whole, and seasonal rainfall forecast for the 4 broad geographical regions of India (NW India, NE India, Central India and South Peninsula) are also presented.