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Rain shortfall wiped out in west MP

THE DOWNPOUR in western MP during the last five days has shown its effect on the seasonal rainfall figures, with the average rainfall in 27 districts of western MP crossing the normal mark. As on August 9, west MP had received four per cent higher rain that the average expected till this date while the 18 districts in eastern MP are showing a shortfall of 18 per cent. This shortfall is however considered normal in meteorological parlance.

india Updated: Aug 11, 2006 13:53 IST

THE DOWNPOUR in western MP during the last five days has shown its effect on the seasonal rainfall figures, with the average rainfall in 27 districts of western MP crossing the normal mark. As on August 9, west MP had received four per cent higher rain that the average expected till this date while the 18 districts in eastern MP are showing a shortfall of 18 per cent. This shortfall is however considered normal in meteorological parlance.

Some of the districts in western MP have been really facing deluge with the rainfall figure crossing well over the average mark. Badwani district, which saw a flood fury during the last few days, has recorded as much as 884.8 mm of rains till now this season against an expected rainfall of 391.6 mm. The rain is thus 126 per cent more than expected.

Ujjain district that was already showing 47 per cent more rains (690.9 mm against expected 469 mm) than average as on Wednesday, was further lashed with 339 mms of rain during the last 24 hours taking the figure quite higher.

Jhabua with 835.5 mm of rains against expected average of 431 mm has recorded 94 per cent extra rains, Mandsaur with 832.7 mm against 457.1 mm has recorded 82 per cent additional rainfall while Khargone with 688.3 mm against 431.8 is showing 59 per cent more rains than expected.

Dhar district has recorded 48 per cent additional rains, Neemuch – 47 per cent, Shajapur – 18 pc, Bhopal – 14 pc and Indore has recorded 11 per cent additional rains during the season till now.

However, the situation in eastern MP is quite different, as this part of the State has not received any overwhelming rainfall during this season.

Most of the districts are showing a shortfall of rain, though the regional average is in normal range as per the meteorological calculations.

The worst-hit district as of now seems to be Panna, which is showing 52 per cent shortfall of rains having received only 301.8 mm of rains against the expected 630.4 mm. Damoh is showing 39 pc shortfall while Chhatarpur is showing 36 pc shortfall. Only one district – Sidhi – in east MP has shown more than average rainfall having recorded 787.6 mm of rains against expected 577.0 mm (36 pc additional rains).

With another system developing over the Bay of Bengal, the Met officials are hopeful that if the system moves in proper direction, the eastern parts of MP might receive a fresh spell of rains from around August 14/15.

Almost entire the State would continue to receive rainfall and thus the shortfall is expected to be wiped out more or less, director of Regional Meteorological Centre Dr D P Dubey told Hindustan Times.