NIFTY 50

India to see normal rainfall this monsoon season, predicts weather firm

Updated : April 04, 2018 01:10 PM IST

India will receive normal amounts of rainfall in  the upcoming monsoon season, skymetweather.com said, raising hopes for the economy, particularly the agriculture sector.

According to the forecast made by the  firm, there is a 55 percent chance that monsoon will likely remain normal.

The total rainfall for the four month period starting on June is expected to be between 96 percent and 104 percent of the long period average (LPA) of 887 mm.

The report predicts that the chances to receive rains that are more than 10 percent higher than the LPA is 5 percent, while chances of an excess ranging between 5  to 10 percent is 20 percent.

There is also 20 percent chance that the rainfall will be slightly below par.

cnbc two logos
To keep watching CNBC-TV18, India's No. 1 English Business News Channel, call your Cable or DTH Operator and subscribe now for just Rs. 4 per month. You can also subscribe to CNBC-TV18 Prime HD for Re 1/- per month.Find out more
Live TV