India faces driest June on records

India faces driest June on records

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Indian Monsoons further delayed.

The Indian Monsoon’s delayed arrival has left parched lands throughout the country. According to weather records dating back to 1901, this year’s June has been officially recorded as the country’s third driest month. Monsoon deficit is being pegged at a staggering figure of 43% for June 2014.

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On an average, the country wide rainfall has been measured at 92.4 mm which is the third lowest for the month in records dating back to 1901. The scantiest rainfall in June was last marked in the year 2009 when monsoons were gripped by the EL Nino occurrence.

However, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has assured that the situation is all set to take a turn during this week, BP Yadav, the head of IMD’s National Weather forecasting Centre in New Delhi said, “Conditions are becoming favorable for monsoon’s further advance into more parts of Uttar Pradesh and some parts of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab and Haryana during the next three-four days”.

Yadav added that there are signs of low pressure developing over the Bay Of Bengal in the next 24 hours which can push rain winds to the northern region.

India’s agricultural sector is still largely dependent on the monsoons, thus, making a good rainfall extremely crucial to the country’s economic health.

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