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  1. Monsoon is here! Rainfall deficit narrows to 6%, says IMD

Monsoon is here! Rainfall deficit narrows to 6%, says IMD

The monsoon has progressed rapidly and covered almost all of northern India. The season's monsoon rainfall deficit has narrowed to 6% from 25% in just two weeks, says the weather forecaster.

By: | Published: July 4, 2016 10:47 AM
The weather remained pleasant in Delhi and hot and humid weather conditions took a back seat. The weather remained pleasant in Delhi and hot and humid weather conditions took a back seat.

The monsoon has progressed rapidly and covered almost all of northern India. The weekend saw the season’s heaviest rainfall as the monsoon drenched northern states, says Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

This is the first signal of a good kharif harvest that should lower food inflation and pave the way for a cut in interest rates.

The season’s monsoon rainfall deficit has narrowed to 6% from 25% in just two weeks, says the weather forecaster. Saturday’s rainfall, 12.7 mm, was 48% higher than normal, while Sunday’s showers surged 66% abo ve average marking the wettest two days for the year as monsoon reached new areas in the north.

The weather remained pleasant in Delhi and hot and humid weather conditions took a back seat.

According to Skymet, During the last 24 hours from 8:30 am on Sunday, Safdarjung observatory in Delhi recorded a whopping 45.2 mm of rain.

Now, during the next 24 hours, Delhi and the NCR region will receive patchy rains. Cloudy sky conditions will prevail over the national capital. Also, the possibility of one or two sharp showers cannot be ruled out during this period.

Only some parts of Rajasthan and Gujarat are waiting for monsoon, says IMD.

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