Kerala monsoon illustration in image
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) informed that the southwest monsoon arrived at the Kerala coast on Thursday after a delay of a few days.
On Tuesday ( 01,06,21), IMD reported that it had upgraded its monsoon forecast and said that India would receive " normal to above normal" rainfall with " well distributed" showers in the June - September period.
While releasing the second stage long-range forecast, the IMD Director General Mrityunjay Mohapatra asserted that "Quantitatively, the seasonal monsoon rainfall over the country as a whole is likely to be 101% of the long period average (LPA) with a model error of ±4%.
In the middle of April, which was the first stage of the forecast, the IMD had prognosticated rainfall to be 98% of the LPA with a model error of ±5%. In India, 88 cm is the LPA of monsoon rainfall of India for the period 1961-2010. 2021 will be the third consecutive year with a good monsoon rainfall, and this could result in a new record of foodgrains output like in 2019-2020. There are fair rainfall predictions and thunderstorms at isolated places over Northeast India from June 8 to June 10.
Over South peninsular India and Islands, east, west, and central India and Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.
IMD reported in its early morning report that weather is expected to be drier over the remaining parts of India.
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