IMD predicts near normal monsoon

New Delhi, April 15

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday predicted that the monsoon will be near-normal this year.

"India is going to have a near-normal monsoon in 2019 as the south-west monsoon is likely to be near-normal," said M. Rajeevan Nair, Secretary Ministry of Earth Sciences. 

He said that over a Long Period Average, they expect 96 per cent rainfall of 89 cm.

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