monsoon-reu-4The country is set to receive surplus monsoon rains in the months of July and August this year, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday.

According to the Met Department there has been an 11 per cent shortfall in monsoon in the month of June. Region wise, the seasonal rainfall is likely to be 108% of long period average (LPA) over northwest, 113% over central and southern India, and 94% over eastern India, said LS Rathore, director general at IMD.

Various factors from cyclone Roanu, higher temperatures over the Indian Ocean and the weakening of El Nino has led to the transition from pre-monsoon to monsoon onset over the Kerala coast.

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