Outlook issued for southwest monsoon rainfall

Outlook issued for southwest monsoon rainfall

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10 April 2013

Large-scale summer monsoon rainfall for South Asia and the June-September season as a whole is most likely to be within the normal range, with a slight tendency to be – in the higher side of the normal range, according to the South Asian Climate Outlook Forum.

In terms of spatial distribution of rainfall, there is a likelihood for below normal rainfall over some areas of northwestern parts of South Asia, including much of Pakistan, and above normal rainfall over some areas along Himalayan region, including Nepal and Bhutan. Below-normal rainfall conditions are also expected in the southernmost parts of India and the adjoining island areas including much of Sri Lanka and northern parts of Maldives. Rainfall conditions close to the long-period average are more likely over the remaining parts, including most of India, according to the outlook.

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