Normal rainfall activity expected from July 6: IMD

Jun 27 2014, 00:01 IST
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SummaryThe Southwest monsoon is likely to revive and many parts of the country are expected to get above normal rainfall from July 6, the MET department today said.

The Southwest monsoon is likely to revive and many parts of the country are expected to get above normal rainfall from July 6, the MET department today said.

"Monsoon revival is likely over many parts of east, adjoining central and north peninsula India from July 6 onwards when above normal rainfall activity is expected. Normal to above normal rainfall activity is expected over northeastern States and West Bengal and Sikkim on many days," the Indian Meteorological Department said.

"West coast is also likely to experience above normal rainfall activity from the beginning of July onwards," it said.

However, rainfall may remain below normal over western parts of the country during the above period.

"Out of 36 meteorological subdivisions, the rainfall has been excess over 05, normal over 06, deficient over 11 and scanty over 14 subdivisions," the IMD said.

The rainfall in the country has made marginal progress as compared to last week with the country. It received 74.4 mm of rainfall from June 1 to June 25, as compared to normal precipitation of 124.5 mm, which is 40 per cent less.

The rainfall recorded by the IMD from June 1 to June 18, says the country received 45 per cent lesser rain that what was expected in its first spell. It received 43.4 mm of rainfall as compared to normal rain of 78.8 mm from June 1 to June 17.

Central and northwest India continued receive less rainfall from June 1 to June 25.

Northwest India received 25.0 mm of rainfall as compared to normal rainfall of 48.3, which 48 per cent less while central India received 51.4 mm as compared to normal rainfall of 118.9 mm, which is 57 per cent less.

South, east and north-east India received better rainfall than other parts of the country.

"The Southern Peninsula received 90.3 mm of rainfall as compared to normal rainfall of 126.0 mm, which is 28 per cent while the East and northeast India received 198.8 mm of rainfall as compared to normal rainfall of 281.3 mm, 29 per cent less," the IMD said.

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