The Monsoon Rainfall From June To September Reaches 101% Of The Long-Term Average

Every year, this is used as a baseline for forecasting the quantitative rainfall for the monsoon season.
Sheena

Updated: Jun 05, 2021 04:07:37 pm

05 June 2021 Current Affairs:Monsoon rains in June-September would be 101 percent of the Long Period Average (LPA) of 88 cm, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). This is still considered 'normal' rainfall, which ranges from 96 to 104 percent of the LPA.

About Long Period Average (LPA): 
♦ It is the average of rainfall received over a 50-year period between 1951 and 2001, which is approximately 89 cm. 
♦ Every year, this is used as a baseline for forecasting the quantitative rainfall for the monsoon season.
Categories of the rainfall:
Excess: If the rainfall exceeds 110 percent of the LPA.
Above Normal: If rainfall totals between 104 and 110 percent of this LPA.
Normal: If the rainfall falls within the range of 96 to 104 percent of this LPA.
Below Normal: If the rainfall falls between 90% and 96% of the LPA.
Inadequate: If the rainfall is less than 90% of the LPA.
 
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