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Weak phase of monsoon likely to continue in state

01 August 2012

KOCHI: It is still not good news from the skies. The southwest monsoon is expected to continue its weaker phase leaving several states across the country high and dry till August 15 at least.

According to meteorologists, there have been too many breaks in the monsoon life cycle leading to deficiency in rainfall across the country.

“If a normal monsoon has three active-break cycles, this time the Southwest monsoon had more break cycles, which means the intensity is coming down. The first active break lifecycle from July 5-15 was disappointing; we had hoped that the second phase from July 15-30 would be different. But it has been drier,” said senior meteorologist P V Joseph.

“There has been a break in monsoon conditions over the Indian subcontinent during most of the days of July except for a few days, when we had active monsoon conditions. In fact, after the delay of the onset by four days, the progress or advance of the northern limit of the monsoon has been sluggish,” said M R Ramesh Kumar, senior scientist, National Institute of Oceanography, Goa (NIO). ….

Read more: http://m.timesofindia.com/PDATOI/articleshow/15300996.cms

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