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Uttarakhand records 67% rain deficit this winter

Udham Singh Nagar is the worst affected district in Kumaon, which recorded 96% rain deficit this season.

dehradun Updated: Mar 03, 2016 14:18 IST
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Uttarakhand recorded 67% rainfall deficiency in winter, the meteorological department has said.

Udham Singh Nagar is the worst affected district in Kumaon, which recorded 96% rain deficit this season.

Last year, the state received 10% more than the normal amount of rainfall, which should be received during the period.

Rainfall within the range of -19% to +19% is considered ‘normal’ as per the India Meteorological Centre norms.

Winter seasonal rainfall figures released by the Dehradun Meteorological Centre stated that Uttarakhand received only 34.6 millimetres of rainfall in January and February.

The actual rainfall, thus, reported a downward departure of 67% from the normal quantity of rainfall (106.1 mm) which should have been received during this period.

The meteorological department said weather is expected to remain dry and temperatures expected to rise.

“Temperatures are going up to five degree Celsius above normal in several places across Uttarakhand. Temperature is expected to get one to two notches (degrees) further higher on March 3-4,” said Bikram Singh, director of the Dehradun MeT Centre.

“Very light to light rainfall is possible at a few places around March 5 and 6, but there is hardly any relief visible before that,” Singh said.