Monsoon 29% above normal in week ending Sept 21

Monsoon rains are crucial to crop production in 60 percent of the country that does not have adequate irrigation.

Sep 22, 2011 05:09 IST India Infoline News Service

India's monsoon rains were reportedly 29% above normal in the week to Sept. 21, strengthening from 1% above average in the previous week.


According to reports, monsoon rains were 4% above average since the start of the June-September season, in line with the weather office's latest forecast of a normal monsoon in 2011, which means rains of 96 to 104% of a long-term average. Monsoon rains are crucial to crop production in 60 percent of the country that does not have adequate irrigation.


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