Skip to main content

How will be monsoon rainfall in 2019? Here’s IMD forecast

How will be monsoon rainfall in 2019? Here’s IMD forecast, Photo: Shutterstock

Overall, India is expected to have well distributed rainfall scenario during the 2019 monsoon season, which will be beneficial to farmers in the country during the ensuing Kharif season

Sub Category:

South west monsoon seasonal rainfall, June to September, across India is likely to be normal, India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said in its forecast. Quantitatively, the monsoon seasonal rainfall over the forecast period is likely to be 96 percent of the Long Period Average (LPA) with a model error of ± 5 percent. The LPA of the season rainfall over the country as a whole for the period 1951-2000 is 89 cm. Weak El Niño conditions are likely to prevail over the Pacific Ocean during the monsoon season with reduced intensity in the later part of the season.

The sea surface temperature (SST) conditions over the Pacific (El Niño/La Niña) and Indian Oceans (Indian Ocean Dipole-IOD) which are known to have strong influence on Indian monsoon are being continuously monitored. Overall, the country is expected to have well distributed rainfall scenario during the 2019 monsoon season, which will be beneficial to farmers in the country during the ensuing Kharif season.

IMD will issue the second stage Monsoon-2019 forecast during the first week of June, 2019.

IMD issues operational forecast for the southwest monsoon season - June to September - rainfall for the country as a whole in two stages. The first stage

2 Votes with an average with 2

Related Story

Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva and Marco Gualiteri, Chairman Seeds&Chips at FAO headquarters in Rome; Photo Credit: ©FAO/Giuseppe Carotenuto. Copyright ©FAO
FAO, Seeds&Chips to promote youth’s engagement in sustainable development

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Italian innovation global platform Seeds and Chips have joined forces to promote food innovation and education, with a…

Mahindra’s tractor sells decline 16% May 2019
Mahindra’s tractor sells decline 16% in May 2019

Mahindra & Mahindra’s tractor sales declined 16 percent in May 2019, as against May 2018. The company’s domestic sales in May 2019 were at 23,539 units, as against 28,199 units during May 2018…

Case IH to launch coffee harvester in Africa
Case IH to launch coffee harvester in Africa

Case IH is going to launch its Coffee Express 200 Multi self-propelled coffee harvester onto the African markets, in a move designed to further extend the brand’s harvest product offering and…

The website encountered an unexpected error. Please try again later.