Skymet Weather forecasts below normal Monsoon for India in 2017

March 28, 2017 1:14 PM |

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According to Skymet Weather, Monsoon 2017 is likely to remain below normal at 95% (with an error margin of +/-5%) of the long period average (LPA) of 887 mm for the four-month period from June to September.

As per Skymet Weather, Monsoon probabilities for JJAS are:

• 0% chance of excess (seasonal rainfall that is more than 110% of LPA)
• 10% chance of above normal (seasonal rainfall that is between 105 to 110% of LPA)
• 50% chance of normal (seasonal rainfall that is between 96 to 104% of LPA)
• 25% chance of below normal (seasonal rainfall that is between 90 to 95% of LPA)
• 15% chance of drought (seasonal rainfall that is less than 90% of LPA)

Table-- Skymet forecast for Monsoon 2017

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On a monthly scale, the precipitation foreshadow is as follows:

June – 102% of LPA (LPA for June = 164 mm)

• 70% chance of normal
• 20% chance of above normal
• 10% chance of below normal

July – 94% of LPA (LPA for July= 289 mm)

• 60% chance of normal
• 10% chance of above normal
• 30% chance of below normal

August – 93% of LPA (LPA for August = 261 mm)

• 60% chance of normal
• 10% chance of above normal
• 30% chance of below normal

September – 96% of LPA (LPA for September = 173 mm)

• 50% chance of normal
• 20% chance of above normal
• 30% chance of below normal

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