India Predicts Weak Monsoon Rains
Thu Apr 24, 2014 07:57 AM CDT

NEW DELHI (Dow Jones) -- India will likely get below-normal levels of monsoon rain this year, its weather office said Thursday.

The India Meteorological Department said that the rainfall during the summer rainy season will likely be 95% of the long-term average for the country.

India's weather department defines a normal monsoon as one with rainfall between 96% and 104% of the 50-year average, which is 89 centimeters this year.

This year could be a below normal monsoon, the weather department said, as there is a 60% possibility of the emergence of the El Nino weather phenomenon--a warm weather system ...

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