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Monsoon in north-central India can drop significantly: US scientific agency

The study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) projects a significant decrease in Monsoon Low-Pressure System (MLPS) occurrence over the south Asian monsoon region

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Rainfall in north-central India can drop significantly this year because of the projected reduction in the monsoon low-pressure system, according to a study of an American scientific agency.

The study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), released on Friday, projected a significant decrease in Monsoon Low-Pressure System (MLPS) occurrence over the south Asian monsoon region, attributed mainly to a reduction in low-level relative vorticity over the core genesis region.

Notably, MLPSs are the primary rain-producing synoptic-scale systems over the Indian subcontinent and are estimated to be responsible for more than half of the annual precipitation in agrarian north

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First Published: Jul 25 2020 | 1:48 PM IST

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