Pune: For the country as a whole, the seasonal rainfall, that is from June 1 to August 23, has been six per cent below the Long Period Average (LPA) as of Thursday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has stated. However, the IMD has predicted good rainfall in major parts of the country in the coming weeks.
All parts of the country are highlighting a normal rainfall deficiency till date. Northwest India has recorded three per cent deficiency in the seasonal rains followed by nine per cent deficient rains in central India. South peninsula has recorded 13 per cent deficiency. However, the east and northeast regions have recorded one per cent excess rainfall.
Northwest India has recorded 56 per cent deficiency in rainfall between August 17 and 23 followed by 38 per cent deficiency in east and northeast parts of the country and six per cent deficiency in central India during the same time.
South peninsula has recorded 27 per cent excess rainfall during the last week.
The IMD noted that an upper air cyclonic circulation lies over north coastal Odisha and neighbourhood regions. Under its influence, a low-pressure area is likely to develop in the coming days. Due to its likely westwards movement, Odisha, north Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Vidarbha and Madhya Pradesh are very likely to receive fairly widespread to widespread rainfall activity during August 24 to 30.
Overall, during the same time, rainfall activity is likely to be above normal over plains of northwest India, over central and east India, stated the IMD. Between August 31 and September 6, rainfall activity is likely to be above normal over most parts of the country outside peninsular India and parts of northeastern states.