Monsoon: 6 computer extra rainfall than regular recorded in nation to date; deficiency in N India


New Delhi, July 19

The nation has acquired six per cent extra rainfall than regular to date on this monsoon season, however precipitation in components of north India stays poor, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) mentioned on Sunday.

The IMD has 4 meteorological divisions and rainfall has been greater than regular within the south peninsula, central India, and east and northeast India divisions.

But the northwest India division, which covers Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Delhi and Rajasthan, has recorded a 19 per cent deficiency, based on the IMD. Till Sunday, rainfall deficiency was recorded in Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir. Ladakh has recorded massive scale deficiency, it mentioned.

Monsoon arrived in Kerala on June 1, its regular onset date, marking the graduation of the four-month rainfall season within the nation. India is prone to get regular monsoon, based on the IMD’s forecast.

In its lengthy vary forecast replace for Monsoon 2020 launched in June, the IMD had predicted 107 per cent of rainfall of the Long Period Average (LPA) for northwest India which comes below the ‘above normal’ class.

However, rainfall has been weak over northwest India. “There has not been enough rainfall over northwest India. But we still have two more months,” IMD director basic Mrutunjay Mohapatra mentioned.

The IMD had predicted rainfall exercise over northwest India from July 18 to July 20. It was anticipated that this may deliver good rainfall over Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, mentioned Mohapatra.

The south peninsula division has recorded 17 per cent extra rainfall than regular. It covers Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

The IMD mentioned Andhra Pradesh has to date recorded rainfall within the ‘large excess category’, whereas Tamil Nadu and Telangana have acquired ‘excess’ rainfall.

The central India division has recorded 12 per cent extra rainfall than regular. It contains Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha.

Last week components of Maharashtra and Gujarat witnessed intense rainfall exercise, it mentioned.

The east and northeast division has acquired rainfall 10 per cent greater than regular. The division covers east India comprising states of Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and the northeast. States like Assam and Bihar have already witnessed floods this season. — PTI



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