August receives 25 computer extra rainfall; highest in 44 years: IMD

New Delhi, August 29

India has obtained the best rainfall within the month of August within the final 44 years, IMD information reveals, as a number of components of the nation have witnessed floods.

Until August 28, the month recorded a 25-per cent surplus rainfall. It has additionally surpassed the earlier highest rainfall in August, which was recorded in 1983. In that 12 months, August had recorded a 23.8-per cent extra rainfall.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) information reveals that in August 1976, the nation had recorded a 28.4-per cent extra rainfall.

The nation has thus far recorded nine-per cent extra rainfall than regular.

Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Goa have recorded extra rainfall whereas Sikkim has recorded a big extra. Many states have seen floods after the swelling of rivers.

According to the Central Water Commission (CWC), the general storage place of the reservoirs within the nation until August 27 is best than the corresponding interval of final 12 months. It can be higher than the common storage of the final 10 years throughout the corresponding interval, the CWC mentioned.

“Better than normal storage” is obtainable within the basins of the Ganga, Narmada, Tapi, Mahi, Sabarmati, the rivers of Kutch, Godavari, Krishna, Mahanadi and the neighbouring east-flowing rivers, Cauvery and the neighbouring east-flowing rivers and west-flowing rivers of south India, the CWC mentioned.

The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland have recorded a poor rainfall.

The official rainfall season within the nation is from June 1 to September 30. June obtained 17-per cent extra rainfall whereas July recorded 10-per cent much less rainfall than regular.

In its Long Range Forecast for rainfall within the second half (August-September) of the 2020 Southwest Monsoon, the IMD had mentioned August was prone to obtain rainfall that’s 97 per cent of the LPA, with an error margin of plus/minus 9 per cent.

“Quantitatively, the rainfall over the country as a whole during the second half of the season is likely to be 104 per cent of the LPA with an error margin of plus/minus eight per cent,” it mentioned.

The LPA rainfall over the nation for the 1961-2010 interval is 88 centimetres.

Monsoon within the vary of 96-104 per cent of the LPA is taken into account regular. PTI

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