Southwest Monsoon to be 'healthy normal' this year with 103% LPA, predicts Skymet Weather
Monsoon in the range of 96-104 of the Long Period Average (LPA) is considered to be normal and 103 percent of the LPA is on the higher side of the normal range
New Delhi: The Southwest Monsoon, which brings more than 75 percent of the country's rainfall during June-September, will be normal this year, Skymet Weather, a private weather forecaster said on Tuesday.
GP Sharma, president (Meteorology) of the Skymet Weather said the Long Period Average (LPA) of the rainfall during June to September will be 103 percent.
"That is the healthy normal," Sharma said.
He added that there is 60 percent probability of a ''normal'' monsoon and 15 percent probability of ''above normal'' rainfall.
Monsoon in the range of 96-104 of the LPA is considered to be normal and 103 percent of the LPA is on the higher side of the normal range.
Sharma said 2021 will be the third consecutive year of a good monsoon.
Last two years have recorded above normal rainfall.
The weather department has predicted heavy rains and strong winds in Kerala and Lakshadweep for the next five days
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