IMD forecast: Above normal rainfall likely over north India during February

Below normal minimum temperatures are likely over most parts of the country

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast that rainfall during February 2022 over north India consisting of seven meteorological subdivisions (east Uttar Pradesh, west Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir & Ladakh) is most likely to be above normal. IMD has forecast that rainfall in the month is likely to be above 121% of the long-period average (LPA).

The LPA of rainfall over north India during February, based on the data of 1961-2010, is about 65.3 mm. The forecast suggests that normal to below normal rainfall is most likely over most parts of north India except most parts of Punjab and Haryana where above normal rainfall is most likely.

The minimum temperatures during February are likely to be below normal over most parts of the country except eastern parts of northeast India, south peninsular India and southeastern parts of central India, where normal to above normal minimum temperatures are likely.

Below normal maximum temperatures are likely over most parts of the country except along the eastern and southwestern coastal areas of peninsular India where it is likely to be normal to above normal.

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