India to receive less rainfall, strong El Nino predictedby The Daily Eye Team June 11 2014, 9:33 am Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 51 secs
North-west India will be worst sufferer; IMD forecast says the region will receive only 85 per cent of normal rains In its long range forecast, released Monday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) maintained its earlier analysis of April that rainfall will be below average in 2014. It also said that El Nino will remain this year. According to IMD, rainfall for the country as a whole June to September is likely to be between 90-96 per cent of the long period average (LPA). North-west India will be the worst sufferer with only 85 per cent rains compared to what it receives normally. North-east India will get the highest share at 99 per cent of the LPA. Central India is expected to receive 94 per cent while south peninsula, comprising Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands, will get 93 per cent of the average. The overall rainfall for the country in July is predicted to be 93 per cent of its LPA and 96 per cent during August.