IMD sees monsoon revival over weekend

IMD sees monsoon revival over weekend
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First Published: Sat, Jun 05 2010. 12 33 AM IST
Updated: Sat, Jun 05 2010. 12 33 AM IST
New Delhi: India’s top weather official on Friday said the monsoon, stalled over Kerala due to cyclone Phet, is likely to revive over the weekend and keep it’s date with Mumbai on the 10th of June. Ajit Tyagi, director general, India Meteorological Department, said that several monsoon-tracker models indicated a “complete revival” in the next two days and that he was confident of a normal monsoon in the weeks to come.”
“As of today i see no reason to revise our earlier prediction of a normal monsoon in April. We will update our forecast on the 25th of this month,” he said in press briefing.
The monsoon’s revival was pegged on whirlwind Phet toning down from a “severe” cyclone to a “cyclone” and its touchdown on the Oman coast on Friday.
Tyagi, however, added that though the cyclone had reduced rainfall over Kerala and Karnataka it was “premature” to calculate a deficit.
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First Published: Sat, Jun 05 2010. 12 33 AM IST
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