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Excess rains a hallmark of this monsoon

Even as the month of August is nearing its end, the rain surplus situation continues in the state, HT reports

bhopal Updated: Aug 31, 2012 13:58 IST
HT Correspondent

Even as the month of August is nearing its end, the rain surplus situation continues in the state.

Regular rainfall spell during in July and a half has ensured that most of the districts, except just four, have achieved near normal or over normal rainfall situation.

Overall, the state has received 8% extra rainfall by August 29 (from June 1), the weekly rainfall report of the Regional Meteorological Centre shows.

The state on average has received 806.7mm of rainfall against the expected rain of 749.2mm in this duration.

The total rainfall expected in state during entire rainy season (June 1 to Sept 30) is 990mm.

Sub-division wise, the 20 districts of east MP have received average rainfall of 833.3mm of rain, which is almost equal to the expected rain of 831.8mm.

The 30 districts of West MP have received 785.9mm of rain against expected 684.6mm, which is 15% extra.

Among the rain deficient districts in the state as of now are Barwani that is facing 41% shortfall, Umaria with 35% shortfall, Balaghat with 25% deficiency and Dindori with 22% deficiency.

On the other hand, Harda has received 64% excess rainfall, Singrauli - 58% extra rain, Betul - 54% extra and Hoshangabad -45% extra rainfall.

Rainfall subsides, Bhopal weather hot

Rainfall has subsided across the state with the upper air circulation system over MP moving across to Rajasthan.

During the next 24 hours only light to moderate showers are expected in some parts of the state.

On Thursday, the capital experienced sunny and considerably hot weather as only partial clouds floating in the state.

Although some areas received some showers during afternoon, the day remained quite hot for most part of day.

The maximum temperature was recorded at 33.3 degrees - four degrees over normal. During evening, a spell of moderate showers was recorded in maximum places, cooling down the weather a bit.