New Delhi: Monsoon is expected to be 93 percent normal this year, Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Harsh Vardhan said on Wednesday.

The minister said there were 35 percent chances that rainfall would be between 90 and 96 percent, which he described as below average.

He added that there were 33 percent chances of a deficit monsoon.

The minister said the chances of average rainfall were 28 percent, while those for above average monsoon were negligible.