40% probability of below normal monsoon: Skymet

April 2014
FRPT- FMCG Snapshot;4/20/2014, p16
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The article reports on the release by private forecaster Skymet of its weather forecast for the June-September 2014 rainy season in India. It forecasts below-normal rainfall particularly in the agriculturally significant north-western and western central regions. Skymet forecasts 40% chance that rainfall would be less than average and a 25% chance of drought which is in line with international predictions that the El Nino phenomenon will disrupt rains this summer.


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