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India likely to receive average monsoon rains in 2018: Met department

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The IMD considers the Monsoon to be normal if the average rainfall is between 96 to 104 per cent of long period average. A normal monsoon is in the range of 96-104 percent of the LPA.

The IMD arrives days after a similar forecast done by the private by the weather forecast agency Skymet Weather, which on 4 April stated as the Monsoon 2018 was likely to remain normal at 100 percent (with an error margin of +/-5 percent). Addressing a press conference on Monday, Met Department Director-General KJ Ramesh said, "India is going to experience third successful normal monsoon with a quantitative figure of 97 percent (+-5) in 2018".

Skymet also mentioned in its report that above normal rains will benefit the farmers who are expecting good showers in the sowing month of June.

There was a probability of 42 per cent for a normal rainfall, followed by 12 per cent for above normal, 30 per cent for below normal, two percent for excess and 14 per cent for deficient rainfall.

The date of onset of monsoon will be announced in the middle of May.

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The prediction can be on the distribution of rainfall and prediction on monthly can bring heavy rain on this July, August, and September that is declared by the IMD in early June.

Despite "normal" forecast, the monsoon can be affected by the El Niño conditions.

Anything less than 90 per cent of LPA is termed a "deficient" monsoon, and 90-96 per cent of the same is considered "below normal".

IMD's SEFS model for the April forecast uses the following 5 predictors that require data upto March.

It said that normal rains are likely for the country, particularly East India, while the Southern Peninsula and parts of Northeast India could be at some risk of getting below normal rains.



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