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IMD Predicts Normal Monsoon in Aug-Sept, Bihar, NE May Witness Deficit

According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the country as a whole should expect the second half of the southwest monsoon to be "normal," although regional variances will continue.

Chintu Das

The second half of the southwest monsoon, which falls between August and September, "is most likely to be normal" for the entire nation, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

According to the Met department, rainfall will range from 94 to 106 percent of the 422.8 mm Long Period Average (LPA), calculated from 1971 to 2020.

The IMD's forecast indicates that while overall rainfall is expected to be "normal," this won't be the case everywhere.

Most of south India is predicted to see normal to above average rainfall between August and September. However, much of the west coast and certain areas of east-central, east, and northeast India are likely to have below-normal rainfall.

Despite the unequal distribution, July's month saw an excess of 8% in rainfall overall.

According to the forecast, the northeast region, which experienced excessive rainfall in June and insufficient rainfall in July, may not get enough rain over the following two months.

According to M. Mohapatra, director-general of the IMD, rainfall in July was the lowest in 122 years throughout the northeast and eastern regions.

"Bihar, a few states in the northeast, and other regions of the Indo-Gangetic plains may still have certain deficiencies. Rainfall that is excessive or over average is not anticipated for the region, Mohapatra stated during a virtual press conference on Monday.

The cultivation of paddy, which has already been hampered by an unpredictable monsoon, may also suffer as a result of this.

About IMD

Indian Meteorological Department is the national meteorological service of the Indian government. It was formed in 1875 and it’s headquarter is in New Delhi. IMD deals with everything related to meteorology, seismology and associated subjects. Moreover, the Ministry of Earth Science is the department that supervises the administrative responsibilities. The IMD is headed by the Director General of Meteorology, Dr. Mrutynjay Mohaptra. And it is one of the six Regional Specialized Meteorological Centres of the World Meteorological Organization.

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