New Delhi: You have seen the weather of December and January, but the weather department has given an update regarding how the weather will be in February and how much rain will occur. North India experienced drier weather than normal in December and January and now according to the latest update of the Meteorological Department, normal and above normal rainfall is expected in February. Meteorological Department Director General Mrityunjay Mohapatra said in a press conference that India may receive more rainfall than normal during February. IMD said that rainfall in northwest India during January 2024 was the second lowest since 1901 with 3.1 mm.
More than 119 percent rain forecast
North India, comprising seven meteorological sub-divisions, is predicted to receive above normal rainfall (more than 122 per cent of the long-term average) in February. Mohapatra said, “The entire country is expected to receive above normal rainfall (more than 119 percent of the long-term average) during February.” According to IMD, most parts of Northeast, Central and Northwest India will receive above normal and Below normal rainfall is expected in the South Peninsula. According to this, the minimum temperature is likely to be above normal in most parts of the country.
Maximum temperature expected to be above normal
The IMD has predicted above normal maximum temperatures in February over parts of northwest, west central, north-east and east-central India. The department said that the maximum temperatures are expected to be normal and below normal in most parts of Peninsular India and some parts of East-Central India. “Below normal cold wave days are likely over parts of central India during February,” it said. Mohapatra said most models indicate La Nina conditions around July-September, which are likely to be observed over the Indian south. -West is considered favorable for monsoon. (input language)
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