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Last Updated : Jul 31, 2020 04:58 PM IST | Source: PTI

Monsoon likely to be normal in second half of rainfall season: IMD

In its Long Range Forecast for the rainfall during second half (August-September) of the 2020 Southwest Monsoon, the IMD said August is likely to receive rainfall that is 97 percent of the Long Period Average.

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Monsoon is likely to be normal in the second half of the four-month rainfall season, the India Meteorological Department said on Friday.

In its Long Range Forecast for the rainfall during second half (August-September) of the 2020 Southwest Monsoon, the IMD said August is likely to receive rainfall that is 97 percent of the Long Period Average.

"Quantitatively, the rainfall over the country as a whole during the second half of the season is likely to be 104 percent of LPA with a model error of plus/minus 8 percent," the IMD said.

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The Long Period Average (LPA) rainfall over the country as a whole for the period 1961-2010 is 88 centimetres.

Monsoon in the range of 96-104 percent of the LPA is considered normal. The official rainfall season in the country is from June 1 to September 30.
First Published on Jul 31, 2020 04:51 pm
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