According to India’s Meteorological Department, the monsoon will be normal for the third consecutive year. According to a report by The Times of India, IMD has forecast in the forecast released on Friday that the monsoon will be normal between June and September.
This is the third consecutive year when IMD has announced such a forecast. The IMD has said that the probability of normal monsoon is 40 percent, while the probability of above normal is 21 percent.
Earlier, in 1996, 1997 and 1998, there were good rains in India for three consecutive years.
According to IMD, the forecast for the arrival of monsoon in Kerala will be released on 15 May.
While Skymet Weather has completely ruled out a drought-prone 2021, IMD has said in its forecast that the probability of a drought-prone monsoon is 14 percent.
The prospect of a good monsoon is considered good news for India’s agricultural sector.
A good monsoon means that not only will the kharif crops get full water, but also water sources will be filled for the next season of the crop.