The report discusses the operational monitoring and forecasting aspects of the 2017 southwest monsoon. Various observed global and regional climate patterns associated with the 2017 monsoon have been highlighted.

This report by Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) provides a detailed analysis of the various aspects of operational monitoring and forecasting of observed weather and climate features of 2013 SW monsoon. The report also discussed impact of the monsoon on the major Kharif crops during the season.

This report discusses various observed weather and climate features of 2012 southwest monsoon and verification of operational and experimental forecasts for rainfall at various spatial and temporal scales during the seasons.

In this new study IMD examines district-wise and all India drought climatology over India for southwest monsoon season using using Percent of Normal(PN) & Standardized Precipitation Index(SPI).Compares drought climatology based on SPI with that based on PN to show that SPI is a better index for monitoring drought conditions over smaller spatial scales like districts, subdivisions etc.

The 2009 southwest monsoon recorded the third highest deficient
all India southwest monsoon season rainfall (-22% of LPA) during
the period 1901-2009. All the monsoon months except July
recorded large deficient rainfall. Region wise, except south
Peninsula, all other homogeneous regions recorded much below
normal rainfall. Activity of depression was below normal with