Highest rainfall since 1976 in India in Aug 2020: IMD

New Delhi, August 29

India has acquired the best rainfall in August this yr since 1976 — 25 per cent greater than the common, after recording 10 per cent much less downpour than the common in July, thus setting a brand new document after 44 years, the IMD mentioned.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) nevertheless, has forecast that the monsoon might decelerate in September.

“The forecast so far has been correct regarding the monsoon. The distribution of monsoon across the country has been better and consistent. There was strong rainfall in August, but in September, the monsoon may gradually weaken. However, areas that received less rain may see increased rainfall,” IMD Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra advised IANS.

The newest IMD report mentioned: “From August 1 to 28, India has acquired 296.2 mm of rainfall whereas the common rainfall throughout the month is 237.2 mm. Thus, the nation has acquired 25 per cent extra rainfall in August than the common.

“Previously in 1976, the month of August received 28.4 per cent more rainfall than the average, while the highest rainfall in August was in 1926 — between 1901 and 2020. In 1926, 33 per cent more rainfall was recorded than the average.”

According to the IMD information, the best rainfall in August has been in central India — 57 per cent above the common, whereas the east and northeast India acquired 18 per cent much less rainfall than the common.

Mahapatra mentioned the monsoon is at the moment transferring in direction of north-west India whereas the southern states might expertise some aid from heavy rains within the coming weeks.

He mentioned that IMD had issued a forecast of rainfall in Delhi after August 25, which proved to be appropriate and on Friday (August 28), it rained within the nationwide capital.

“There will be relatively less rainfall in the month of September but the distribution of rainfall across the country will increase the yield of Kharif season crops. The forecast for October has not been released yet.” IANS

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