Despite expecting a typical monsoon for the entire season, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted that the nation will likely have below-average rainfall in June.
D Sivananda Pai, the director of the IMD Environment Monitoring and Research Centre (EMRC), stated that “Below normal monthly (June) rainfall is anticipated in most parts of the country excluding some areas of south peninsular India, northwest India, extreme north India, and some remote regions of northeast India, where above normal rainfall is expected.”
According to him, despite the beginning of El Nino, which is brought on by the warming of the equatorial Pacific Ocean, the southwest monsoon is anticipated to be typical this season. According to Pai, the seasonal rainfall across the monsoon core zone, which includes most of the country’s rain-fed agriculture areas, is projected to be normal and range from 94% to 106% of the long-term average.
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