India records 4 pc deficient rainfall

ST Correspondent
Friday, 1 September 2017

Pune receives 125 mm more rainfall than expected 439.2 mm

Pune: Despite last week's heavy rains in Maharashtra, August did not see much rainfall and deficiency in rainfall continues.

According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), since June 1 to August 31, the country overall has recorded four per cent deficient rainfall.

According to the data furnished by IMD, Vidarbha and Marathwada face rainfall deficiency as compared to normal rainfall. IMD data stated that Marathwada faces four per cent rainfall deficiency, whereas Vidarbha recorded 24 per cent deficiency in rainfall from June 1 to August 31.

With more rainfall in Konkan and Goa region along with Madhya Maharashtra, the rainfall recorded in these regions is above normal. Konkan and Goa recorded four per cent excess rainfall whereas Madhya Maharashtra recorded 24 per cent excess rainfall since June 1 to August 31.

Pune also received good seasonal rainfall. As reported by IMD, Pune received 564.2 millimetre rainfall till August 31 against the expected rainfall of 439.2 millimetre rainfall. 

On Friday, IMD officials said that the southwest monsoon has been vigorous over Haryana and active over Assam and Meghalaya, Nagaland-Manipur, Mizoram-Tripura, Bihar, west Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, west Rajasthan and Saurashtra and Kutch.

However, the southwest monsoon has been subdued over east Madhya Pradesh, Marathwada, Vidarbha, Telangana and north interior Karnataka. 

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