Expect Above Normal monsoon this year

New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said India is likely to have an ‘above normal’ monsoon this year. Releasing the forecast of this year’s monsoon in the country, the Indian Meteorological Department said that this time the total rainfall of the season is likely to be 106 percent with an average of 87 cm.

What did the weather department tell?

Meteorological Department Director General Mrityunjay Mohapatra said in the press conference that in the study of rainfall data from 1971 to 2020, we have started a new long-term average and normal. According to this, the average total rainfall in the entire country from June 1 to September 30 will be 87 cm. La Nina conditions associated with good monsoon will develop over India between August-September.

Moderate conditions of El Nino persist over the equatorial Pacific

Mohapatra said the analysis showed that in the 22 La Niña years, except 1974 and 2000, most of the years recorded normal or above normal monsoons, adding that moderate conditions of El Nino are currently prevailing over the equatorial Pacific. Has been made. Forecasts indicate that El Nino conditions are likely to weaken further into neutral ENSO conditions during the initial part of the monsoon season, followed by La Nina conditions during the second half of the monsoon season. According to the department, the amount of snowfall in the Northern Hemisphere during the last three months (January to March 2024) was below normal. The extent of winter and spring snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere as well as Eurasia is generally inversely related to subsequent Indian summer monsoon rainfall.


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