Weather Update: What is El Nino, and what impact does it have on the monsoon?

Tarun KohliPublish Date: 20 May, 2023

For India, monsoon rains are crucial. The monsoon season is responsible for over 70% of the nation's rainfall. The yield of important crops like rice, wheat, sugarcane, soybeans, and groundnuts is impacted by this. A typical monsoon is expected this year, according to the meteorological department. El Nino, however, has raised worries for the nation. The monsoon will be directly impacted by this.

The Pacific Ocean's exceptionally warm water has an impact on the climate. It becomes swelteringly hot. Warm surface waters in the western Pacific flow eastward along the equator because of El Nio. India's weather is thus also impacted.

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