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Monsoon in India for 2023 expected to be normal: IMD

Rainfall that is average to above average is 67% likely, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

According to the center, India will have typical monsoon rainfall patterns this year.

Rainfall that is average to above average is 67% likely, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

In India, the southwest monsoon season will also bring about average precipitation (from June to September). It is most likely 96% of the long-period average, or about 87 cm, according to M. Ravichandran, Secretary of the Ministry of Earth Sciences.

This rainfall season, “normal” rainfall is therefore anticipated for a large portion of peninsular India. As well as eastern India, northeast India, and certain regions of northwest India. Over Karnataka, Kerala, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, southern Telangana, and Tamil Nadu, normal rainfall is also anticipated.

For the agricultural industry, which primarily depends on rains for crop production, the official projection is a relief. Due to the end of the La Nina conditions and the chance for El Nino to take hold. Skymet, a private weather agency, also forecasted on Monday that this year’s monsoon rain will be below average.

Good news for farmers as monsoon will help their crop yields:

India is home to hundreds of millions of farmers who rely on the annual monsoon to irrigate their crops. Rich rains might increase the output of crops including rice, soybeans, corn, and sugar cane, bringing down food costs and supporting government efforts to lower inflation.

For India’s agriculture industry, which makes up approximately 18% of the country’s economy, monsoon rains are essential. India’s countryside relies on the yearly monsoon rains from June to September to grow crops. During the June–October monsoon season, farmers in India grow kharif, or summer crops, which make up around 48–50% of the country’s overall agricultural output.

Major crops like paddy, cotton, maize, tur, soybean, and peanuts are sown during this time. India relies on monsoon rains for agricultural production, which provides the majority of the country’s jobs.

Average rainfall is defined by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) as falling between 96% and 104% of the 50-year average of 87 cm (35 inches) for the four-month season.

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