Surplus rains in Punjab; deficient in Haryana
Punjab and Chandigarh have received surplus rains during the current monsoon season so far, but showers in neighbouring Haryana were slightly deficient, a MeT official said today.chandigarh Updated: Jul 22, 2013 14:52 IST
Punjab and Chandigarh have received surplus rains during the current monsoon season so far, but showers in neighbouring Haryana were slightly deficient, a MeT official said today.
Between June 1-July 17, Chandigarh, the common capital of the two states had received 355.8 mm of rains as against a normal of 281.1 mm, with 27 per cent being surplus, the official told PTI here today.
He said between the same period Punjab had received 175.6 mm of rain, which is 23 per cent more as the normal for the state during the period is 142.6 mm, he said.
However, rainfall has been scanty in Haryana, which received a total 104.4 mm of rains during the same period as against a normal of 131.8 mm, indicating a deficiency of 21 per cent, he said.
Despite overall deficiency, the MeT official pointed out that some pockets in Haryana had received very good rains that included Yamunanagar district, which had received 434.1 mm of rains, 64 per cent more than what is considered normal for the district during the June 1-July 17 period.
River Yamuna had also been in spate in the district after heavy monsoon rains last month.
However, areas like Mewat had received very poor rains, with just 19.8 mm against a normal of 128 mm, indicating a deficiency of 85 per cent.
In Punjab, Kapurthala district had received the highest rainfall at 301.7 mm while Ferozepur had got just 64.5 mm during the period, a shortfall of 33 per cent.
The south-west monsoon had hit Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on June 16 this year as against its normal arrival date between June 29-July 5. Last year, the monsoon had arrived in the region on July 7.
Meanwhile, after withdrawal of the monsoon from Punjab and Haryana towards September end last year, the overall rainfall deficiency in the two states had stood at 46 and 39 per cent, respectively, while Union Territory Chandigarh had received normal rains between the June-September period.