Monsoon to be better in Aug-Sep; deficient in Northeast
Monsoon rains across the country are expected to be better than earlier forecast for the remaining season but the eastern regions could see deficient falls.
New Delhi: Monsoon rains across the country
are expected to be better than earlier forecast for the
remaining season but the eastern regions could see deficient
"Quantitatively, rainfall for the country as a whole
during the period August to September is likely to be 107 per
cent of long period average (LPA)," Ajit Tyagi, Director
General India Meteorological Department told reporters here.
He said a late monsoon surge in July has bridged the gap
in the rainfall for the month which now was one per cent more
Tyagi said the rainfall was evenly distributed across the
country and over 75 per cent parts of the country had received
The La Nina effect or cooling of Central Pacific which
increases rainfall in south Asia, will be a key factor for
active monsoon season in August-September.
However, there were signs of worry in the north-eastern
regions, including Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal which had
received 24 per cent deficient rains than normal.
Even in the week ending July 28, the northeastern region
had received about 61 mm rains which was 35 per cent less than
"Though the region has deficient rains, it is not a cause
of serious worry as rains in August and September could bring
down the deficiency," Tyagi said presenting a mid-season
review of this year`s monsoon season.
A primary reason for the deficient rainfall was the lack
of low pressure areas and depression in the Bay of Bengal, he
said adding that uniform temperatures across the North Bay of
Bengal and South Bay of Bengal had contributed to the
Formation of low pressure area and depression is crucial
for the progress of monsoon in the eastern parts of the