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Monsoon to be normal this season, says government

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New Delhi, Apr 15: The Southwest Monsoon, which brings more than 75 per cent of rainfall to the country, is expected to be normal this year, the India Meteorological Department said on Friday.

The Long Period Average (LPA) rainfall will be 98 per cent with an error margin of plus and minus 5 per cent, said M Rajeevan, secretary of the Ministry of Earth Sciences.

Monsoon to be normal this season, says government

He was releasing the first Long Range Forecast for the four-month rainfall period from June to September at a virtual press briefing.

Weather forecast: Southwest monsoon 2021 to bring 103 per cent of rainfall during June-September in IndiaWeather forecast: Southwest monsoon 2021 to bring 103 per cent of rainfall during June-September in India

"Monsoon will be 98 per cent of the LPA which is normal rainfall. It is really good news for the country and will help India have a good agriculture output," Rajeevan said.

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