Monsoon rains, the lifeblood of the country's $2 trillion economy, are expected to be 97 percent of a long-term average, K.J. Ramesh, director general of the state-run India Meteorological Department (IMD), told a news conference.
This forecast comes with a model error of plus or minus 5%.
As per the local weather forecast, there is a possibility of rain, thunderstorm or dust-storm in various districts of the region.
The monsoon seasonal rainfall is likely to be 97 per cent of the Long Period Average (LPA).
A normal monsoon will not only aid agriculture growth but could have a positive impact on the overall rural economy.
The IMD, however, will forecast the onset of monsoon in middle of next month.
Normal rains in last two years helped a rebound in farm growth rate to 6.8% in 2016-17 and an estimated 3% in 2017-18.
According to the weatherman, below 90 per cent rainfall is considered deficient and at 95 per cent it is considered below normal. A normal monsoon is in the range of 96-104 percent of the LPA.
A figure between 96 to 104 percent is considered normal monsson. India receives 70% of its annual rainfall in the four-month period, which in turn irrigates over half of its farm lands lacking assured irrigation.
It said that normal rains are likely for the country, particularly East India, while the Southern Peninsula and parts of Northeast India could be at some risk of getting below normal rains.
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