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Monsoon expected to be normal in August, September, says IMD forecast

The rainfall in August is likely to be 99% of the LPA with an error margin of plus or minus 9%

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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FILE PHOTO: Commuters travel during unseasonal rainfall | PTI

is expected to be normal in August and September, the said on Thursday in its forecast for the second half of the four-month rainfall season.

Quantitatively, the rainfall across the country as a whole during the two-month period is likely to be 100 per cent of the Long Period Average (LPA) with a model error of plus or minus 8 per cent.

The rainfall in August is likely to be 99 per cent of the LPA with an error margin of plus or minus 9 per cent.

"The probabilistic forecast suggests that the rainfall across the country as a whole during second half of Southwest season is most likely to be normal (94-106 per cent of LPA) with a probability of 45 per cent," the said.

First Published: Thu, August 01 2019. 14:05 IST
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