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Skymet forecasts India likely to get average monsoon rains in 2022

Skymet forecasts India likely to get average monsoon rains in 2022

Skymet forecasts India likely to get average monsoon rains in 2022
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By Reuters Apr 12, 2022 1:32:35 PM IST (Published)

India monsoon: Monsoon rains are expected to be 98 percent of the long-term average, and there is a 65 percent chance that India will get average rainfall, Skymet said.

India is likely to get average monsoon rains this year, a private weather forecasting agency said on Tuesday, raising prospects of higher farm and economic growth in Asia's third-biggest economy.

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Monsoon rains are expected to be 98 percent of the long-term average, and there is a 65 percent chance that India will get average rainfall, Skymet said.
New Delhi defines average, or normal, rainfall as between 96 percent and 104 percent of a 50-year average of 88 centimetres (35 inches) for the four-month season beginning June.
The state-run India Meteorological Department will announce its annual monsoon forecast later this month.
Nearly half of India's farmland, which has no irrigation cover, depends on annual June-September rains to grow crops such as rice, corn, cane, cotton and soybeans.
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