The annual rainfall for India stands at 1188 mm, out of which 887 mm is weakness during the Monsoon which means three fourth of the annual rain is observed during the Monsoon season.
The seasonal forecast when issued is with respect to various rainfall categories. Normal Monsoon is considered between 96 and 104 percent. Excess Monsoon is declared when rains are more than 110 percent, while below normal is between 90 and 95 percent. Meanwhile, less than 90% is considered to be drought. Normal monsoon is considered good for the country.