Statsguru: IMD predicts the highest rainfall in almost two decades

The India Meteorological Department has forecast the highest rainfall in almost two decades. Precipitation is expected to be around 106 percent of the long-term average (LPA), aided by La Niña conditions expected to play a role in the second half of the monsoon season. La Niña is a weather phenomenon that results in stronger trade winds and usually results in heavier rainfall in India. Records since the 1950s show abundant rainfall on most previous occasions, the highest in 1988 when it

121 percent of the LPA (Graphs 1, 2).

First print: April 22, 2024 | 12:14 pm IST