Normal Monsoon Likely In August, September, Says IMD
Monsoon is expected to be normal in August and September, the India Meteorological Department said on Thursday in its forecast for the second half of the four-month rainfall season.
Quantitatively, the rainfall across the country as a whole during the two-month period is likely to be 100 percent of the Long Period Average with a model error of plus or minus 8 percent.
The rainfall in August is likely to be 99 percent of the LPA with an error margin of plus or minus 9 percent.
"The probabilistic forecast suggests that the rainfall across the country as a whole during second half of Southwest Monsoon season is most likely to be normal (94-106 percent of LPA) with a probability of 45 percent," the IMD said.