Union Secretary of Geoscience Department M. Ravichandran has said that during the period from June to September this year, the southwest monsoon will receive up to 96 percent and farmers need not worry about less rainfall.
Speaking to reporters in New Delhi regarding the southwest monsoon in 2023, he said, “This year, the southwest monsoon will receive up to 96 percent during the period from June to September. Farmers need not worry about low rainfall. It is calculated on the basis of long term average. There is a possibility of 5 percent increase or decrease in this,” he said.
Director General of the India Meteorological Department, Mrityunjay Mogobhadra, explained, “The Meteorological Department will release detailed information regarding the southwest monsoon in the last week of May. Prevailing temperatures in the Pacific and Indian Ocean regions have a strong influence on India’s monsoon. The Meteorological Department is closely monitoring this,” he said.
Since 2003, the Meteorological Department has been issuing forecasts related to the Southwest Monsoon. The first forecast is released in April and the 2nd forecast is released in May end. From the year 2021, the Meteorological Department has brought changes in this. Monthly and period wise forecasts are also published. It is noteworthy that both static and variable forecasting methods are being used based on the new strategy.