Skymet predicts ‘below normal’ monsoon

The private weather forecasting agency Skymet predicts the Monsoon 2019 is likely to be ‘below normal’ to the tune of 93% (with an error margin of +/-5%) of the long period average (LPA) of 887 mm for the four-month period from June to September. 50% chance of below Monsoon.

A below normal monsoon is bad news for the agriculture sector.

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The reason behind a deficient monsoon will be the developing El Nino phenomenon, which means a rise in temperature in the equatorial Pacific Ocean.

According to Skymet – 0% chance of excess,0% chance of above normal,30% chance of normal,55% chance of below normal,15% chance of drought