We expect the southwest monsoon to cover new areas in the next two days, BP Yadav, spokesman of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), said.
The rains were 12% below normal for June 1-27, the weather office said. Countrywide rainfall was 122.4mm during the period against a normal 139.7mm.
We expect some spectacular revival in July, Yadav said.
The monsoon was above normal in rice, corn and cane growing areas of south India, but sluggish in the rest of the country, including soybean-growing areas of central India.