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Monsoon this year to be normal, withdrawal likely after September 15: IMD

According to officials of India Meteorological Department (IMD), the rainfall during the ongoing month will be normal like August and July months, taking the season’s total rainfall to normal.

Weather Forecast Today Highlights: Flood-like situation in Rajasthan's Hadauti, 5 killed in rain-related incidents

Weather Forecast Today Highlights: Many parts of the country to witness heavy rainfall over the next few days. Follow the latest news and updates below.


IMD starts forecast of water volume in river basins

Last year, it was alleged that improper dam management aggravated the flood situation in Kerala.

Explained: Reservoir levels — West well stocked with water, South is short

Reservoirs exceed normal levels for this stage of the year after heavy rain in Maharashtra and Gujarat, way below normal in rain-hit Kerala and Karnataka.

Monsoon revival spurs kharif sowing recovery

In June, the country as a whole received an area-weighted rainfall of just 112.1 mm, almost a third below the “normal” long period average (LPA) of 166.9 mm for this month. But in July — the southwest monsoon season extends from June to September — the rains were 4.6% above normal.

Monsoon likely to be delayed, may hit Kerala on June 6: IMD in forecast

The delay, meteorologists said, is due to the presence of a strong mid-latitude regime which is preventing the otherwise smooth entry of the monsoon currents from over the Bay of Bengal.


Long period average: The IMD yardstick for determining whether rainfall

IMD maintains five rainfall distribution categories on an all-India scale.

Normal rainfall except in East, Northeast regions: IMD forecast

The IMD noted that anything between 90 and 96 per cent of the LPA is considered “below normal” while rainfall in the range of 96-104 per cent of the LPA is considered “normal”.

Why farm deflation is essentially a problem of liquidity

The main problem for farmers today is not production or having sufficient crop to sell. Instead, it has to do with prices that they are getting for their produce.

When it rains

A ‘normal’ monsoon prediction is welcome. But the real challenge farmers face today is not production, but prices.