Skymet: this year Monsoon expected to be ‘normal’, after two years of drought

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Mumbai: A good news for all people love to see regular monsoon, as Skymet, the Government and other agencies are this year expecting a normal monsoon, after two back- to- back years of drought in the country. If such prediction will come true, then it will bring a major relief to the areas which have faced such major issues of drought and water crisis in the country.

Skymet- a private Indian weather forecaster seems predicting that an “above normal” monsoon will be there for this year.

As per Skymet, it predicts about Twenty per cents of the chances of monsoon this year, will be in “excess”. Such ‘Excess’ monsoon is explained as a seasonal rainfall over 110 per cent of the Long Period Average- LPA.

As per the reports, the chances of an “above normal” monsoon is tagged to 35 per cent, and it is described as 105 – 110 per cents of the Long Period Average. Moreover, there are 30 per cents of the chances of a “normal Monsoon” this year, which is 96 per cent to 104 percents of the Long Period Average and only a ten per cents and five per cents chances of the “below normal” i.e. 90 per cent to 95 per cents of Long Period Average or a ‘drought’ 90 per cent of Long Period Average.

It was seen that the benchmark Nifty, after Skymet’s monsoon prediction reports, jumped to 116 points to re- gain the seventy- six hundred territory yesterday.

Moreover, as per the statements preferred by Shobhana K. Patnaik, the Agricultural Secretary, the South Winds- led monsoon is expected to be better- than- expectations, and this is termed as development which markets will be watching closely for cues, as the statements reported by news agency.

She also preferred to say that the “El nino condition is declining. It is expected that La Nina will takeover and will perhaps favour a good monsoon this year.”

Moreover, today, the Indian Meteorological Department- IMD is expecting to give its 2016’s monsoon forecast and the said department’s Director General- Laxman Singh Rathore would be releasing the prediction.

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