Good news for farmers, IMD says India will have 100% rainfall this year

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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on April 15 came out with its prediction for 2020’s monsoon, showing the amount of seasonal rainfall India would have in the June-September duration. IMD shared that the country is likely to have a normal monsoon this year which is good news for the farmers.

In a press briefing Madhavan Rajeevan, the secretary at the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) said, “We will have a normal monsoon this year. Quantitatively the monsoon rainfall during the monsoon season 2020 is expected to be 100% of its long period average with an error of +5 or -5% due to model error”.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) defines average, or normal, rainfall as between 96 percent and 104 percent of a 50-year average of 88 centimeters for the entire four-month season beginning June.

The official informed the date for the onset of monsoon in Kerala remains the same and will arrive on June 1. The date for Chennai will be June 4, Panjim June 7, Hyderabad June 8, Pune 10 and Mumbai 11.

The monsoon will arrive in the national capital on June 27.