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New Delhi: The second stage forecast of Southwest monsoon seasonal rainfall was issued by Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) in New Delhi on June 6, 2017. The IMD has forecast that quantitatively, the monsoon seasonal rainfall for the country as a whole is likely to be 98% of the Long Period Average (LPA) with an error of ± 4%.

Rainfall over the country as a whole for the 2017 southwest monsoon season (June to September) is most likely to be NORMAL (96% to 104% of long period average (LPA)). Region wise, the season rainfall is likely to be 96% of LPA over North-West India, 100% of LPA over Central India, 99% of LPA over South Peninsula and 96% of LPA over North-East India all with a model error of ± 8 %, according to a PIB release.

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