Monsoon prone to be regular in second half of rainfall season: IMD


New Delhi, July 31

Monsoon is prone to be regular within the second half of the four-month rainfall season, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) mentioned on Friday.

In its Long Range Forecast for rainfall within the second half (August-September) of the 2020 Southwest Monsoon, the IMD mentioned August is prone to obtain rainfall that’s 97 per cent of the Long Period Average (LPA).

“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 a model error of plus/minus 8 per cent,” the IMD 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. The official rainfall season within the nation is from June 1 to September 30.

The onset of monsoon over Kerala was on June 1 and till July 30, the nation had obtained one per cent extra rainfall than regular.

The northwest division of the IMD has a 19 per cent deficiency. It includes Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana and the Union territories of Chandigarh, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The deficiency in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh is 50 and 59 per cent respectively. Delhi has additionally recorded a deficiency.

The central India division has a 3 per cent deficiency. The division includes Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and the Union territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu. The two Union territories have recorded poor rainfall.

The south peninsula meteorological division of the IMD has obtained 19 per cent extra rainfall than regular. The division covers Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Kerala, Karnataka and the Union territories of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and Puducherry. Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Puducherry have obtained extra rainfall.

The east and northeast India division has additionally recorded 12 per cent extra rainfall. The division includes West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and the northeastern states. Meghalaya and Bihar have witnessed extra rainfall. However, the rainfall has been poor in Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram. PTI



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