The Indian subcontinent finally broke the streak of poor Monsoon years. This is the first above normal Monsoon since 2013. Furthermore, 2019 is possibly the best Monsoon year since 1994. Equally heartening is the fact that the spatial distribution of rainfall has been good this year. Monsoon, though unpredictable, has its own dynamics.
The report discusses the operational monitoring and forecasting aspects of the 2018 southwest monsoon. Various observed global and regional climate patterns associated with the 2018 monsoon have been highlighted.