In August, city has received only 11% of normal rainfall
The city received just 30.9 mm rain in the month of August, one-tenth of the normal rainfall during monsoons.chandigarh Updated: Aug 25, 2014 10:42 IST
The city received just 30.9 mm rain in the month of August, one-tenth of the normal rainfall during monsoons.
According to the annual South-West Monsoon Report, 287mm rain is considered normal in the month of August.
As per the information gathered from the Meteorological Centre, Chandigarh, the city received just one third rain as compared to the normal monsoon rainfall till Friday.
The city has received 223 mm rainfall so far this monsoon season. However, as per the South-West Monsoon Report, the city should have received 651mm rain by August 24 (see box).
Even as per the forecasting bulletin of the meteorological centre, the sky will be partly cloudy in the coming days but there is not much hope of rain and the weather is likely to remain dry in Punjab and Haryana.
In the absence of rain, the weather was relatively hot this month as compared to last year.
“Due to deficient monsoon, the weather is around two degree Celsius hotter as compared to normal this time,” said Surender Paul, director, Meteorological Centre, Chandigarh.
The city also received deficient rainfall (36.8 mm) in June while the normal rainfall is considered 120mm.
Last year, the city had received 251.5 mm rainfall in June (against normal 120 mm) witnessing an overall excess rain by 110 per cent.
There was 35% deficient rainfall in July with the city receiving only 182.7 mm rain (against normal 282.4 mm).
In August last year, the rain was just 4 per cent short of the normal. It received 276.1 mm rainfall (against normal 287.5 mm).
The monsoon season concludes on September 30 every year. According to Meteorological Centre, Chandigarh, the chances of heavy rainfall in September are bleak.