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Business News/ News / India/  Weather update: IMD predicts onset of monsoon over Bihar from 13-14 June

Weather update: IMD predicts onset of monsoon over Bihar from 13-14 June

Weather update: Rainfall in India is expected to be below normal in June, with some states experiencing above-normal temperatures.

Monsoon in Bihar is expected to start from June 13. Premium
Monsoon in Bihar is expected to start from June 13.

In Bihar, the monsoon is expected to make an onset from June 13, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted, adding that dry weather in the state will continue for the next five days. The temperature will rise above 40 degrees in Bihar with no possibility of rain. 

Ashish Kumar, an IMD scientist said, “Dry weather will continue in the state for the next 5 days as there is no possibility of rain. The temperature is likely to go past 40 degrees Celsius. Monsoon may enter Bihar by June 13-14. This time, the state is likely to receive less rainfall than normal."

The weather office on Friday stated that rainfall in India will be at ‘below normal' levels in the month of June and states including Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Odisha will witness above-normal temperatures, according to a report published by ANI. 

Overall, rainfall in the June-September monsoon season is seen to be at 96-104% of the long-period average (LPA) based on rainfall data from 1971 to 2020.

However, rainfall is likely to be below normal at <92% of LPA in northwest India, with an error margin of +/-4%. The east and northeast, north and northeast, and central and south peninsula are expected to receive normal rainfall of 94-106% of LPA.

Indian farms rely heavily on monsoon rainfall, with 56% of the net cultivated area and accounting for 44% of food production being rain-fed. Normal rainfall leads to robust crop production, helping keep a lid on food prices, especially vegetables.

June is seen to be drier in most of the regions except the south peninsula and northeastern areas, IMD said. June accounts for 16-17% of monsoon rainfall, and farmers sow kharif crops after the first rainfall spell.

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Updated: 31 May 2023, 09:37 AM IST
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