Monsoon deficit drops to 20 pc: IMD

During the week ending September 9, the country as a whole and all the four broad homogeneous regions received above-normal rainfall.

Statistics

Northwest India received 39 mm of rainfall, nearly 18 per cent more than the average during this time, India Meteorological Department officials said on Friday.
While central India got more than 20 per cent of its normal rainfall, the southern peninsula got 29 per cent more rain during the week. Northeast India received over 84 mm of rain, which is 22 per cent more than the normal level during September 3 to 9.
Overall, India received an excess of 56 mm of rain, at least 21 per cent more than the normal level.

The continuous rainfall, IMD said, was due to a cyclonic circulation that originated in the Bay of Bengal and later got concentrated in central Madhya Pradesh.
However, the IMD said out of the 36 meteorological subdivisions, rainfall was excess in 18, normal in four, deficient in 11 and scanty in three during the last week.

Below average

“The cumulative seasonal rainfall for the country as a whole is now 20 per cent below the long period average  (LPA) against when it was 23 per cent below LPA up to the last week (ending September 2),” an IMD official said.

Considering the nationwide rainfall during the period between June 1 and September 9, monsoon was excess in nine per cent of the districts, normal in 33 per cent, deficient in 49 per cent and scanty in 9 per cent.

DH News Service

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