IMD predicts normal monsoon rainfall in 2018

Written by April 16, 2018 19:11

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast says that there will be 97% normal monsoon for the year 2018-19, which could be a good news for the rural economy that suffered due to the twin impact of drought years and demonetisation.

This year will be the third year for the normal monsoon with very less chance of rain deficit, IMD said.

“Very less probability of deficient monsoon,” IMD DG KG Ramesh said after the forecast. “The moderate La Nina conditions developed in the equatorial Pacific during last year started weakening in the early part of this year and currently have turned to weak La Nina conditions,” IMD said in a statement.