Southwest monsoon News
The weather office has introduced a new all-India rainfall normal - 868.6 mm - for the southwest monsoon based on the data from 1971 to 2021 This will be used as the benchmark to measure rainfall in the country. The new rainfall normal, rounded off at 87 cm for the southwest monsoon season, is a marginal decline from the previous "normal" of 88 cm (1961-2010)
The IMD said that intensity of rainfall over the west coast is likely to increase from July 9. The southwest monsoon revival can also lead to decreased rainfall intensity over northeast India. Rainfall is very likely over Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh from July 9 and over east Rajasthan from July 10 onwards, the agency said.
The IMD also said that the Southwest monsoon has so far covered most parts of the country except parts of Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana and Punjab. Although monsoonal showers seem away, light rains are likely in Delhi-NCR around June 26, Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the IMD's regional forecasting centre said. India has received 37 per cent excess rainfall during the monsoon season so far, the weather department said on Tuesday.