Weak monsoon is expected in South Asia
Islamabad, Pakistan: South Asia will receive less rainfall and weak monsoon this year.
According to Asian Climate Outlook, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will receive below normal rainfall during 2015 southwest monsoon season (June – September).
Experts from all South Asian countries of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka as well as international experts believe weak El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) conditions are prevailing over the Pacific Ocean and there is strong consensus among the experts about the possibility that these may continue during the southwest monsoon season.
ENSO is one of the global scale climate phenomena that have significant influence on the year-to-year variability of the monsoon over South Asia. The South Asian Climate Outlook is intended to inform decisions in key sectors such as agriculture and water management, disaster risk reduction, and health.