The private weather forecaster, Skymet Weather has predicted that India will experience normal monsoon this year. The Skymet said that north India plains along with some parts of the northeast region will likely experience rain deficiency through the season.
President of the Skymet Weather GP Sharma said that the Long Period Average (LPA) of the rainfall during June to September will be 103 per cent. He reportedly said, "That is the healthy normal." He further added that there is a 60 per cent of the probability of a 'normal' season and a 15 per cent probability of 'above normal' rainfall.
The Skymet said June will experience 106 per cent of LPA of rainfall. While July is likely to record 97 per cent of LPA. Also, August and September are expected to record 99 per cent and 116 per cent of the LPA. Sharma further stated that 2021 will be the third consecutive year of a good monsoon.
It further added during the months of July and August, interior parts of Karnataka will face the scare of scanty rains in the main monsoon months. During its forecast in January, the Skymet Weather had also forecasted a normal monsoon. However, last year, Skymet Weather did not issue a monsoon forecast.