Monsoon likely to be ‘near normal’ this year: IMD

Ernakulam, Mallapuram, Thrissur and Kozhikode districts have been issued red alert by the Kerala Disaster Management Authority. Representative purpose only. Photo: PTI

Monsoon is likely to be “near normal” this year, the India Meteorological Department said on Monday (April 15). Monsoon is likely to be 96% of the long period average (LPA), a senior official of the IMD said.