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Monsoon deficiency down to 9%: IMD

Press Trust of India New Delhi | Updated on January 17, 2018 Published on July 03, 2016


Agency expects good rainfall in coming months

The overall deficiency in the monsoon has come down 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 against the normal limit of 180 mm, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said, adding that the situation is expected to improve as good rainfall is predicted in July, August and September.

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

According to the IMD, monsoon deficiency in central India is around 12 per cent. Per the department’s predictions, other parts of the country are expected to receive good rainfall but the east and northeast and parts of Tamil Nadu are likely to get less precipitation.

Meanwhile, the south-west monsoon has advanced further to the 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 the Monsoon has passed through Dwarka, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Bundi, Jaipur, Hissar and Bhatinda.

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

Published on July 03, 2016
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