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First time in 60 years monsoon is above normal for two seasons in a row

North-West India remains the most parched part with 16% below normal rains

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The southwest monsoon this year was 17 per cent above normal in June, while in July it was 10 per cent below normal

Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
The 2020 southwest monsoon season ended on Wednesday recording 9 per cent more rainfall than the normal, which makes it the second consecutive year of above-normal rainfall, a feat that has occurred for the first time in almost 60 years.
 
In 2019, the southwest monsoon was 10 per cent more than normal. The last time India had two consecutive years of above normal rainfall was in 1958 and 1959.
 
This year, the monsoon was above normal in almost all parts, except in North-West India, which comprises of the major grain producing states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan,

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First Published: Sep 30 2020 | 8:32 PM IST

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