After good rainfall, monsoon deficiency drops to 9 pct: IMD

By: | Updated: July 3, 2016 9:32 PM

The overall monsoon deficiency has reduced to 9 per cent after several parts of the country received a good amount of rainfall.

The rainfall deficiency in east and northeast India has gone up to 28 per cent as the region has received only 274 mm of rainfall as against 381 mm, which is the normal limit.The rainfall deficiency in east and northeast India has gone up to 28 per cent as the region has received only 274 mm of rainfall as against 381 mm, which is the normal limit.

The overall monsoon deficiency has reduced to 9 per cent after several parts of the country received a good amount of rainfall.

From June 1 to July 2, the country has received 164.9 mm of rainfall as against the normal limit of 180 mm, the Meteorological department said, adding that the situation is expected to improve as good rainfall is predicted for the months of July, August and September.

But the rainfall deficiency in east and northeast India has gone up to 28 per cent as the region has received only 274 mm of rainfall as against 381 mm, which is the normal limit, they said.

According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), monsoon deficiency in central India is around 12 per cent.

As per the IMD predictions, other parts of the country are expected to receive good rainfall but the east and northeast India and parts of Tamil Nadu likely to get less precipitation

Meanwhile, the Southwest Monsoon has advanced further to remaining parts of west Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, most parts of Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Punjab and some parts of east Rajasthan.

The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) passes through Dwarka, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Bundi, Jaipur, Hissar and Bhatinda.

“Conditions are favourable for further advance of Southwest Monsoon into some more parts of north Arabian Sea and Gujarat State, remaining parts of East Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab and some more parts of West Rajasthan during next 48 hours,” the IMD said in its forecast.

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