NEW DELHI: Monsoon is likely to be normal in the second half of the four-month rainfall season, the India Meteorological Department said on Friday.
In its Long Range Forecast for the rainfall during second half (August-September) of the 2020 Southwest Monsoon, the IMD said August is likely to receive rainfall that is 97 per cent of the Long Period Average.
"Quantitatively, the rainfall over the country as a whole during the second half of the season is likely to be 104 per cent of LPA with a model error of plus/minus 8 per cent," the IMD said.
The Long Period Average (LPA) rainfall over the country as a whole for the period 1961-2010 is 88 centimetres.
Monsoon in the range of 96-104 per cent of the LPA is considered normal.
The official rainfall season in the country is from June 1 to September 30.