April 14, 2021

Skymet Weather, a private weather forecast company, said that the monsoon in India was likely to be 103% of the long period average (LPA) this year.


  • The LPA refers to the average all-India monsoon rainfall of 88 cm, which is a 50-year mean.

  • The agency classified the forecast as “healthy normal”.

  • The monsoon in 2019 and 2020 was only the third time in a century of back-to-back years of above normal rainfall (rainfall that is 5% above normal, or 105%) during the season in India. This year’s forecast by Skymet falls a little short of the “above normal” mark.

Source : The Hindu