Driest and Warmest August in 122 Years, IMD Predicts Normal Rainfall for September
In a historic weather pattern, India experienced its driest and warmest August in 122 years, according to data from the India Meteorological Department (IMD). This unusual weather phenomenon is attributed to the absence of a monsoon trough and low-pressure systems. However, the IMD predicts that September may bring some relief, as it expects normal rainfall during this month. This follows concerns of drought-like conditions in several regions due to the parched August. The IMD's forecast is crucial for India, where agriculture heavily relies on the monsoon season for water supply.