Met predicts El Nino trouble for monsoon
The dreaded El Niño weather phenomenon is set to appear during the second half of the southwest monsoon, which may cause less-than-expected rains in August and September. El Niño had earlier hit the Indian monsoon in 2009, when the country faced a severe drought. This time, its impact is not clear as of now, but if there are excessive breaks in the monsoon, crops of paddy, oilseeds and pulses could bear the brunt.
Senior officials of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said they were now more confident that El Niño would indeed appear during the second half of the southwest season, compared to April when the last official forecast was made. At the time of the April forecast, El Niño was in a neutral state.
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