IMD Predicts 98% Seasonal Rains; Monsoon to Reach Telugu States by June 8
New Delhi: After the scorching summer, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) announced on Tuesday that India would receive good rainfall this season.
Addressing a press conference, IMD Director Gen KG Ramesh said that since the El Nino weather condition eased, the country might receive better rainfall than predicted earlier.
Giving details about the monsoon rains, he said rainfall over the country as a whole for the 2017 south-west monsoon season (June- September) is most likely to be normal with 96 percent to 104 percent of Long Period Average (LPA).
Quantitatively, the monsoon season rainfall for the country as a whole is likely to be 98 percent of the LPA with a model error of ±4 percent.
Rainfall Over Different Parts of the Country
The season rainfall is likely to be 96 percent of LPA over North-West India, 100 percent of LPA over Central India, 99 percent of LPA over South Peninsula, and 96 percent of LPA over North- East India. All of the projections with a model error of ± 8 percent.
Monthly (July and August) Rainfall Over the Country as a Whole
The rainfall over the country as a whole is likely to be 96 percent of its LPA during July and 99 percent of LPA during August, both with a model error of ± 9 percent.
The IMD chief confirmed that Monsoon is expected to reach Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal by June 13-14.
The monsoon is likely to reach Goa, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh by June 8, and the financial capital Mumbai by June 13-14.
Monsoon rains will hit the national capital by month-end. The south-west monsoon has arrived over Kerala and the parts of Northeastern States.