Pune: According to the data provided by India Meteorological Department (IMD), between July 27 to August 2, there has been only five per cent extra rainfall in central India which includes Maharashtra.
For the country as a whole, rainfall between June 1 to August 2, that is for the southwest monsoon season has been 100 per cent as predicted earlier by the IMD.
Rainfall since June 1
According to the data given by IMD, from June 1 till Wednesday, the total rainfall across the country has been 472.7 millimetres against the expected normal rainfall of 471.8 millimetres.
Northwest India has experienced 16 per cent excess rainfall and central India has experienced five per cent more rainfall.
South Peninsular India experienced 18 per cent deficient rainfall with 323.3-millimetre rainfall and the east and northwest parts of the country have experienced eight per deficient rainfall.
Rainfall in July
The country as a whole experienced 294 mm rainfall in July against 289.2 millimetres of normal rainfall.
Thus, IMD officials mentioned the monthly forecast of July rainfall has come out to be correct.
During July 2017, all homogeneous regions received normal rainfall activity except south peninsula, where rainfall was below less by 36 per cent. Central India recorded 11 per cent excess rainfall, northwest India recorded seven per cent excess rainfall and east and northeast India recorded six per cent excess rainfall according to IMD.
Rainfall between July 27 to August 2
According to the information furnished by IMD, in the last week of July that is from July 27 to August 2, the country has witnessed 27 per cent deficient rainfall with only 48.3 millimetres of actual rain against the normal of 66.2 millimetres.
During the same time, central India has witnessed a deficient of 35 per cent of rainfall, the south peninsula has experienced 42 per cent of rainfall and east and northeast India has experienced 33 per cent deficient rainfall.
Only northwest parts of the country have recorded only one per cent deficient which lies in the normal criteria.
Across country forecast
IMD has predicted fairly widespread rainfall activity likely to occur over Northeast and East India, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh between August 3 to August 9. Heavy rainfall on many days of the week are expected over coastal Karnataka and Kerala during the same time.