Monsoon likely to be below normal this year: Skymet

DN Bureau

Monsoon rains may be "below normal" this year, Skymet said on Wednesday.

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New Delhi: Monsoon rains may be "below normal" this year, Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency, said on Wednesday.

The monsoon is likely to be 93 per cent of the long period average (LPA), it said.

Anything between 90-95 per cent of LPA falls under the "below normal" category.

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LPA is the average of rainfall between 1951 and 2000, which is 89 cm.

Skymet CEO Jatin Singh attributed the El Nino phenomenon as the reason behind a possible below normal rainfall.

According to Skymet forecast, there is a 55 per cent chance of a "below normal" rainfall. (PTI)

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