Monsoon woes! Rains likely below prior forecast, says IMD

Laxman Singh Rathore, director general of India Meteorological Department (IMD), told Reuters that the monsoon could start retreating this week.

Sep 02, 2015 04:09 IST India Infoline News Service

Monsoon in India
Adding to the already mounting monsoon woes, India’s June-September monsoon rains are likely to be below the prior forecast of 88% of the long-term average, the weather office chief said, which could make it the driest year since 2009 and reduce farm output.

“In my opinion, overall monsoon rains will fall a notch or two below the 88% forecast that came out in June,” Rathore said on Wednesday

Laxman Singh Rathore, director general of India Meteorological Department (IMD), told Reuters that the monsoon could start retreating this week.


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