Hyderabad: Rainfall during the oncoming monsoon season is most likely to be normal, according to the update of the long range forecast released by the Indian Meteorological Department on Friday.
For the two Telugu states, the monsoon is likely to start from the second week of June and would be normal, the IMD stated. It said the monsoon would set in over Kerala on June 6.
Central India is expected to receive 100 per cent of the long period average rainfall, followed by the southern peninsular region with 97 per cent, northwest India at 94 and and northeast India with 91 per cent. It said the margin of error was plus or minus four per cent.
The long period average is the average rainfall received by the country as a whole during the southwest monsoon over a 50-year period. Rainfall between 96 and 104 per cent of the LPA is considered normal.
The monsoon season would peak in August with 99 per cent of the LPA, and in July it would be 95 per cent with an error margin of 9 per cent. The IMD will also issue a forecast for the rainfall during the second half of the season in the end of July....