Southwest monsoon deficit in State

The State has received less rainfall during the southwest monsoon season, according to Indian Meteorological Department. IMD-Bengaluru Director-in-charge Dr Geetha Agnihotri said that Karnataka has received 679.7 mm of rains against the normal of 832.3 mm, thereby registering a deficit of 18 per cent.

She said that Bengaluru and most parts of south interior Karnataka were receiving rains because of an upper air cyclonic circulation over west central and adjoining  north west Bay of Bengal off north north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts. Under the influence of these two systems Bengaluru is experiencing moderate rainfall and will continue to do for the next two days. Even though it looked like the City received a heavy down pour on Sunday night, according to IMD officials the City received just 10.9 mm rainfall till Monday morning. However, Hessaraghatta in Bengaluru North received a heavy rainfall of 100.2 mm.

According to IMD, the City received deficit rainfall in September which is considered to be the wettest month of the year. The normal rainfall forecast for September is 211.5 mm while the City received 189.8 mm.

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