Pune: The overall seasonal deficit in the rainfall reduced from nine percent to six percent following heavy rain from Tuesday evening for central India, including Maharashtra.
Between September 14 and September 20, there has been 80 per cent more rainfall than expected in the State, indicated data furnished by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) located in the city.
Overall rainfall between September 14 and 20 is 13 per cent in excess for the country as a whole.
Along with central India, south peninsular region has also recorded 47 per cent excess rainfall.
For northwest region, it is 73 per cent deficient and for east and northeast regions, it is 34 per cent deficient.
The heavy rain this week has given a respite to other regions in the country. The overall seasonal rainfall, that is between June 1 and September 20, is now only five per cent deficient, which falls in the normal deficiency bracket.
For the northwest region, the deficiency is now 11 per cent, whereas for east and northeast regions it is now three per cent.
For south peninsula region, there is zero per cent deficiency highlighting that the actual rainfall is as much as the normal rainfall.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) stated that the conditions of withdrawal of the southwest monsoon are very likely to develop from some parts of northwest India till
September 28 in the coming week.