India's Monsoon-the Most Important Weather Phenomenon in the World-Is Way Behind Schedule
India's Monsoon-the Most Important Weather Phenomenon in the World-Is Way Behind Schedule
By Eric Holthaus / slate.com
Jul 10, 2014

The Indian monsoon is the most important weather forecast in the world, and for good reason: Half the country’s 1.25 billion people are engaged in agriculture, and 70 percent of annual rains come between June and September. Irrigation is expanding, but most farmers still need the rains to have a successful harvest. There’s no larger group of people in the world more dependent on a single weather phenomenon.

Now, amid a persistent and sweltering heat wave, the country still waits for rain nearly halfway through what’s normally the monsoon’s second month. 

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