India to get above normal monsoon rainfall: IMD.

Syllabus: GS-I; Subject: Geography, Topic: Indian Climate Issue: IMD Monsoon rainfall

Context: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted above-normal monsoon rains for India in the June-September period.


  • El Nino, which negatively impacts India’s monsoon, is expected to fade by June and transition into La Nina, which typically brings surplus rainfall in the latter half of the monsoon season.
  • Positive Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) and below-normal snow cover in the northern hemisphere and Eurasia are factors favouring plentiful rain in most parts of India.
  • Suggests a 30% chance of ‘excess’ rainfall, which could significantly impact various sectors, including agriculture and infrastructure.

Prelims Connect (Institutions in news)

India Meteorological Department (IMD):

·          The India Meteorological Department (IMD) is an important agency of the Ministry of Earth Sciences of the Government of India.

·          It is the principal agency responsible for meteorological observations, weather forecasting and seismology in India.

·          Established in 1875 and has a vast network of observatories and monitoring stations across India.

·           It plays a vital role in providing weather forecasts, warnings, and advisories to various sectors of the economy, including agriculture, aviation, disaster management, and water resources.

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