Environment and Ecology

October rainfall: ‘sixth lowest’ since 1901

    • IMD announced that the rainfall during the northeast monsoon has been the “sixth lowest” since 1901 so far.
  • In September, the agency had forecast ‘normal’ rainfall for Tamil Nadu, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Kerala, but October rainfall saw a 60% rainfall deficiency in these regions.

About IMD

  • Formation – 1875
  • Director General – M. Mohapatra
  • Ministry – Ministry of Earth Sciences
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