N-E monsoon rain in south likely to be normal

 The north east monsoon rainfall in southern parts of the country between October and December is likely to be “normal”, the Met department forecast on Sunday.

Rain in Tamil Nadu, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema, Kerala and south interior Karnataka will be between 89 to 111 per cent of long period average.

However, rainfall over Tamil Nadu is most likely to be above normal over 112 per cent of LPA, a Met statement said.

Rainfall in Tamil Nadu during this period is considered crucial.

The state in particular receives about 48 per cent of its annual rainfall during this season, while the other southern peninsula states receive about 30 per cent of their annual rainfall.

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