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Below Normal Monsoon Predicted

The south-west monsoon which hits India in June is the most important weather phenomena affecting everything in India. The monsoon hits the coast of Kerala in the first week of June and “moves up north”:http://www.mapsofindia.com/maps/india/southwestmonsoon.htm, bringing rains all over India.

“Monsoon seen below normal, to arrive on June 1”:http://www.rediff.com/money/2003/apr/16monsoon.htm

bq. It (the monsoon) is expected to be 96 per cent of the long-period average which falls into the below normal category,” R R Kelkar, director general of the India Meteorological Department told a news conference. “The drought parameter is below 90 per cent

This year I will be in the Kerala coast when the monsoon hits. If you are interested in the rains and how it affects India, the best book to read is “Chasing The Monsoon”:http://www.mouthshut.com/readreview/32071-1.html by Alexander Frater

4 Responses to Below Normal Monsoon Predicted

  1. Srijith April 30, 2003 at 4:37 am #

    God, how I used to hate monsoon when I was a kid. You cant play, but still have to study. Carry all those books and get so wet that it was impossible to get into the class without rushing to the loo first!

    Looks like God didn’t have enough fun. Now I am in a place where you never know when it will rain!

  2. JK April 30, 2003 at 7:12 am #

    Srijith, True and it used to rain exactly on the day the school reopened. Read the book I mentioned. I learned so many new things about Kerala from that.

    Kerala with that greenery drenched in the rain is one of the most beautiful sights one can see.

  3. Dancing with Dogs April 30, 2003 at 9:24 am #

    Monsoon in India

    JK talks about the monsoon in this post – varnam: Below Normal Monsoon Predicted – and brings back memories of…

  4. Srijith April 30, 2003 at 5:10 pm #

    It sure is the most beautiful places. But then I was never out of Kerala at that time and found it to be a boring rainy place :)

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