Vikash Sharma

The southwest monsoon has further advanced into remaining parts of North Arabian Sea, Gujarat and Rajasthan today, informed the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

With this, the southwest monsoon has covered the entire country. As per IMD, the monsoon has covered the entire country against the normal date of July 8.

This is six days before the normal date of covering the entire India.

As per IMD, normal to above normal rainfall is likely over some parts of North India,Central India and most parts of South Peninsula in the month of July. Normal to below normal rainfall is most likely over most parts of East and Northeast India and areas adjacent to the east central India and some parts of west south Peninsular India.

The monthly rainfall for July 2022 over the country as a whole is most likely to be normal (94 to 106 % of Long Period Average (LPA)). The LPA of rainfall over the country during the month of July based on data of 1971-2020 is about 280.4 mm.

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