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Monsoon seen stagnant for next 5 days

Monsoon seen stagnant for next 5 days
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First Published: Fri, May 29 2009. 02 45 PM IST
Updated: Fri, May 29 2009. 02 45 PM IST
Mumbai: India’s annual monsoon rains are expected to remain stagnant for up to five days, the meteorological department said on its website on Friday afternoon.
The department revised its earlier forecast on Friday morning that the monsoon was not likely to advance in coming 3-4 days. “Numerical weather prediction models indicate that further advance of monsoon is not likely during next 4-5 days,” the weather department said in an updated note on its website.
Monsoon rains, which hit the country’s mainland on Saturday ahead of normal schedule of 1 June, had lost pace after 25 May and there has been no advancement for the previous three days.
India’s June-September monsoon rains are a major influence on the farm-dependent economy as two-thirds of Indians dependant on agriculture and related businesses for a living.
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First Published: Fri, May 29 2009. 02 45 PM IST