Normal or excess rainfall in 89% of the country, says IMD

By admin       2016-07-11

The India Meteorological Department said 26 percent of the country has received "excess" rainfall while the 63 percent "normal" rainfall. Only 11 percent has received "deficient" rainfall.Around 89 percent of the country has received normal or excess rainfall, owing to a good amount of monsoon in several parts, while large parts of Gujarat have recorded deficiency of more than half. Overall, the country has recorded 254 mm of rainfall from June 1 to July 10, as against 251 mm, which is one percent more. The India Meteorological Department said 26 percent of the country has received "excess" rainfall while the 63 percent "normal" rainfall. Only 11 percent has received "deficient" rainfall. However, according to the IMD, the rainfall deficiency in the east and northeast region of the country has reached a whopping 21 percent. Only four sub-regions have, until now, recorded deficient rainfall. This includes the Gujarat and Saurashtra and Kutch region, which have witnessed a rainfall deficiency of 58 percent. Barring Sikkim, the entire Northeast has received deficient rainfall. Assam and Meghalaya and four states of Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura have recorded a deficiency of 37 and 32 percent respectively. However, regions like Marathwada and Vidarbha, which were affected by severe drought, have received good amount of rainfall. East and West Madhya Pradesh too have been witnessing some good rains with the region recording 78 and 66 percent of more rainfall than its normal limit. The IMD said conditions are favourable for further advance of southwest monsoon into remaining parts of Kutch and West Rajasthan during next 48 hours. In its forecast for Monday, the IMD said "heavy to very heavy rain" is very likely at isolated places over East Rajasthan; "heavy" at isolated places over Uttarakhand, West Uttar Pradesh, West Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura, Gujarat Region, Madhya Maharashtra, Konkan & Goa, Coastal Karnataka and Kerala.

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