India : IMD retains forecast of above-average monsoon
NEW DELHI : India’s weather office on Monday retained its forecast for an above-average monsoon this year, boosting hopes of a rise in farm output and income after two years of drought.
The June-September monsoon rains, crucial for India’s farm sector, will be 106 percent of a long-period average, the weather office said.
The second half of the monsoon is expected to bring plentiful showers and is forecast at 107 percent of long-period average.
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