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Monsoon in 2015 is recorded among worst 3 in 3 decades

  • 2015 year monsoon could end up as among driest monsoon seasons in three decades with a deficit of 12% to 14%
  • Even though the monsoon season started with good rainfall, El Nino phenomenon has disrupted international weather patterns and weakens the monsoon.
  • Officials said rainfall will improve to some extent in the coming days in areas of east, northeast, southern states and Maharashtra but northern and western areas will face a dry weather.
  • Generally, September rains will provide water to irrigation and ensure soil moisture for winter sown crops such as wheat and mustard.
  • If rainfall shortage is 10 per cent or more in a monsoon season, it will be considered as a meteorological drought year.

Source: ET

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