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Monsoon 2021 Forecast: Rainfall likely to be normal for the third consecutive year

The monsoon season in India usually lasts from June-September with large areas of western and central India receiving more than 90 per cent of their total annual precipitation during the period.

Monsoon 2021 Forecast: Rainfall likely to be normal for the third consecutive year
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In recent developments, Skymet Weather, a private weather forecasting agency, in a preliminary weather forecast for 2021 has stated that the monsoons this year is likely to be normal or above normal for the third consecutive year.

According to reports, rainfall from June to September is likely to 103 per cent of the long period average (LPA) of 88cm based on average monsoon rain from 1961 to 2010. In 2020 and 2019, the monsoon was above normal at 110 per cent and 109 per cent of LPA respectively.

India receives an average rainfall of 880.6 mm during the monsoon season. This period of rain is called Long Period Average (LPA). Moreover, according to Skymet, this year, Maharashtra, along with Mumbai in western India, will have to wait for September for good rains.

The season of monsoons happens to be very crucial for agriculture as the summer crops depend on India’s annual rainfall for abundant growth. It happens to be very important for the agriculture of the country, which is one of the mainstays of its economy.

Meanwhile, in the preliminary report, Skymet has further predicted that the northern plains, along with few parts of the northeast region, are likely to be at risk of being rain deficient through the season. Also, interior parts of Karnataka could face scanty rains in the core monsoon months of July and August.

Furthermore, the monsoon season in India usually lasts from June-September with large areas of western and central India receiving more than 90 per cent of their total annual precipitation during the period, and southern and northwestern India receiving 50 per cent to 75 per cent of their total annual rainfall.

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