This monsoon, south India is likely to get normal to excess rain, a weather forecast by Weather Risk Management Services said, according to The Economic Times.
This could come as huge relief as several regions in the south are reeling under severe water crisis and even drought.
Kranti Prasad, a senior consultant of climate sciences with the weather forecasting agency, told ET, "Southern portions of the country are expected to receive normal to excess rainfall in both southwest and north-east monsoons this fiscal."
However, the southern region of the country could receive deficient rainfall in October and get normal to excess rains in November, he added.
The forecast for north India however does not look very good as the region could receive deficient rainfall this time.
Prasad said that El Nino could adversely affect the monsoon in the country this year.
"Large parts of north India, particularly north-west India, may experience a deficiency in overall precipitation due to 60-70 per cent chances of El Nino, a weather condition associated with the rise in ocean temperature, causing draughts in several regions of the world, and appearing during the height of the Indian monsoon seasonâ€”the July-August period," he said.
A Quartz report from March stated that India is facing its worst water crisis in generations.
The authors of the piece said that it is centuries of mismanagement and the indifference of the government at all levels, along with other factors like population swell, that is leading the country towards a disaster.
To top that, not only are our water bodies polluted significantly, our groundwater levels too are decreasing at an alarming rate.
"It is, therefore, no coincidence that the highest number of protests by farmers and suicides have occurred in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu, where groundwater blocks are over-stressed due to decades of over-extraction and poor management," the authors wrote.