India: IMD First Forecast for Monsoon 2018

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast a near normal Southwest Monsoon for 2018 suggesting that June to September rainfall is likely to be 97 percent of the Long Period Average (LPA). Southern India has been receiving an excess or large excess of rain during the pre-monsoon period while most of the other regions have received less rainfall than the previous year. Reservoir levels reflect this data, also. This report is the second in a series covering India’s 2018 monsoon season.

India: IMD First Forecast for Monsoon 2018