Pune: From June 1 to August 31, State has witnessed an overall of four per cent excess rainfall. Whereas in the country as a whole, there has been six per cent deficient rainfall as predicted by IMD. According to the data furnished by India Meteorological Department (IMD), Pune district has received 35 per cent excess rainfall this monsoon season.
Across the country
According to the data furnished by IMD, around 27 states in the country experienced normal rainfall while eight states received deficient rainfall.
Lakshadweep, Haryana, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya and Manipur have received deficient rainfall. All other states except for Kerala have received normal rainfall this season.
Kerala, according to IMD, has received excess rainfall by 35 per cent this season. Between June 1 and August 31, Kerala reported 2,431 millimetre rainfall against the normal of 1,804.6 millimetres. With an overall six per cent deficient rainfall across the country, IMD reported 676.6-millimetre rainfall this season against the normal of 721.1-millimetre rain. East and northeast region has experience 25 per cent deficiency in rainfall. Whereas northwest India has experienced 4 per cent rainfall deficiency. However, South Peninsula has reported eight per cent excess rainfall this season.
Maharashtra is included in central India. According to IMD, central India experienced one per cent deficient rainfall which falls under the normal range.
Konkan and Goa regions have received seven per cent excess rainfall followed by central Maharashtra. The actual rainfall in Vidarbha has been equal to the predicted normal rainfall.However, Marathwada, the drought-prone region in the State, has again received four per cent deficient rainfall this season. But according to IMD, the rainfall has been in the normal expected range.
However, for Pune district, there is good news. Between June 1 and August 31, the district has reported 34 per cent excess rainfall. The district reported 939.9-millimetre actual rainfall against the 701.9-millimetre normal rainfall. According to the Pune division of the IMD, the city recorded seasonal rainfall of 410.4 millimetres between June 1 and August 31. The expected rainfall was 439.2 millimetre. According to the Met department, there has been 28.8-millimetre deficient rainfall in the city.