Excess rainfall in State except some areas

Namrata Devikar
Sunday, 1 October 2017

Pune: All regions of Maharashtra, except Vidarbha and Marathwada, have received excess rainfall this monsoon till now. Seasonal rainfall between June 1 and September 30 data shows Vidarbha recording 23 per cent deficiency in rainfall whereas Marathwada fared comparatively well, recording 6 per cent deficiency. All other regions in the State received normal rainfall, according to the data furnished by Pune-based India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The country overall recorded five per cent rainfall deficiency between June 1 and September 30.

Pune: All regions of Maharashtra, except Vidarbha and Marathwada, have received excess rainfall this monsoon till now. Seasonal rainfall between June 1 and September 30 data shows Vidarbha recording 23 per cent deficiency in rainfall whereas Marathwada fared comparatively well, recording 6 per cent deficiency. All other regions in the State received normal rainfall, according to the data furnished by Pune-based India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The country overall recorded five per cent rainfall deficiency between June 1 and September 30.

Konkan and Goa region recorded 10 per cent excess rainfall with 3,206 mm rainfall. Madhya Maharashtra recorded 17 per cent excess rainfall with 852.5 mm rainfall.

Drought areas
Many drought-prone districts in the State also recorded good rainfall this year giving respite to farmers and households.  

Beed from Marathwada recorded 12 per cent excess rainfall and Latur recorded two per cent excess rainfall along with Osmanabad which recorded 24 per cent excess rainfall.

However, Hingoli, Nanded and Parabhani districts recorded deficiency in rainfall this year.

Major parts of Vidarbha recorded rainfall deficiency adding to problems of irrigation as well as drinking water.

The withdrawal line of the southwest monsoon continues to pass through Uttarkashi, Agra, Shivpur Kalyan, Gandhi Nagar and Dwarka as reported by IMD on Sunday.

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