Normal monsoon over South Asia: SASCOF

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News:According to South Asian Seasonal Climate Outlook Forum(SASCOF), rainfall during the upcoming Southwest monsoon season over the whole of South Asia is expected to be normal.

Facts:

  • South Asian Seasonal Climate Outlook Forum(SASCOF) is a regional forum of meteorologists and hydrological experts from South Asian countries.
  • It was established in 2010 and is coordinated by India Meteorological Department (IMD).
  • Countries: It covers Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
  • Objective:To collectively issue a regional forecast for the Southwest and Northeast monsoon seasons every year.