Marathwada dry, excess rains in parts of the State

Namrata Devikar
Monday, 2 September 2019

As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), six districts in Marathwada out of eight have deficient rainfall. Only Nanded and Aurangabad have normal rainfall in. In Vidarbha, three districts out of 11 are rainfall deficient. Only Washim, Yavatmal and Gondiya have rainfall deficiency. 

Pune: Between June 1 to September 1, Maharashtra has reported 21 per cent excess rainfall. However, Marathwada still has 21 per cent rainfall deficiency , and Vidarbha at three per cent rainfall deficiency.

As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), six districts in Marathwada out of eight have deficient rainfall. Only Nanded and Aurangabad have normal rainfall in. In Vidarbha, three districts out of 11 are rainfall deficient. Only Washim, Yavatmal and Gondiya have rainfall deficiency. 

Central Maharashtra has reported 53 per cent excess rainfall. Only Solapur district in the region has a deficiency of 49 per cent between June 1 and September 1.

Pune, Nashik and Nandurbar have a large excess rainfall during this time. Pune district has reported 110 per cent excess rainfall. Whereas Pune city has reported 784.2 mm rainfall between June 1 and August 31, which is 345 mm more than normal. Konkan and Goa have also reported 34 per cent excess rainfall during the same time.

Across India

Between June 1 and September 1, the country overall has normal rainfall with zero deficiency.

The southern peninsula has 7 per cent excess rainfall and central India has 12 per cent excess rainfall. Whereas Northwest region has 5 per cent rainfall deficiency and east and northeastern regions of the country have reported 19 per cent rainfall deficiency.

As of Sunday, the Southwest Monsoon has been active over Uttarakhand, Maharashtra and Goa, AP, coastal and north Karnataka and Kerala. It has been subdued over Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, UP, Punjab and J&K.
 

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