In News: June Gets More than Normal Rainfall but Monsoon Weakened

The India Meteorological Department hAs said that June received 16% more than normal rainfall.

Published01 Jul 2015, 04:28 AM IST
India
1 min read

Though the country received 16% more rainfall than normal in June, monsoon has slowed down in several parts which have recorded deficient rain, India Meteorological Department has said.

Monsoon has weakened since the end of last week said IMD which has forecast 8 and 10% less than normal rainfall in July and August respectively. The east and northwest India, which initially recorded good rainfall, received just 1% of the overall normal rain so far.

North-East India

• Nagaland, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura: 31% deficient rainfall.

• Bihar: 27% less than normal.

South India

• Andaman and Nicobar Islands: - 21%

• Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry: -18%

• Kerala: -13%.

However, the Central India recorded 23% and North-west India recorded 31%.

IMD has already asked the Agriculture department to keep a contingency plan ready to tackle the situation arising out of inadequate rain. The South-west Monsoon made its entry on June 5 after a delay of four days.

However, it quickly covered the entire country by June 26, almost 20 days ahead of the normal date July 15. 42% deficient rainfall was recorded in June last year and it had created fear among farmers and policy makers.

However, the situation improved after good rain in July, August and September that brought down the season’s deficiency by 12%.

(With inputs from PTI)

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