Why was there a shortfall in our monsoon?

Why was there a shortfall in our monsoon?
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First Published: Thu, Aug 06 2009. 04 42 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Aug 06 2009. 04 42 PM IST
As this year’s monsoon has progressed across the subcontinent, we’ve been told in the media that there is an acute shortfall, which will lead to crop failures in some areas of India.
This week, on Just to Clarify, we wanted to examine what makes a monsoon succeed and fail; and indeed, what even makes a monsoon in the first place.
Our guest on the show is Group Captain OP Sharma, chief meteorologist at Skymet, a weather forecasting service.
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First Published: Thu, Aug 06 2009. 04 42 PM IST
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