India To Get More Rains This Monsoon Season: IMD

by PTI - May 31, 2022 02:02 PM +05:30 IST
India To Get More Rains This Monsoon Season: IMDRepresentative Image (File photo) (Vivek R Nair/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

New Delhi, May 31 (PTI) India can expect more rainfall this monsoon season than predicted earlier, the weather office said on Tuesday.

'The average rainfall this monsoon season is expected to be 103% of the long period average,' India Meteorological Department Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra told reporters here.

In April, the IMD had said the country would receive normal rainfall -- 99% of the long period average.

'Most parts of the country will have good and well distributed rainfall activity,' Mohapatra said releasing the Updated Long Range Forecast of Rainfall for the current monsoon season.

He said central and peninsular India can expect 106% of long period average rainfall, while north-eastern region could get below normal rains.

The IMD had announced onset of monsoon over Kerala on May 29, which was three days ahead of the normal onset date.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without any modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)


An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber