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Rainfall 5% above normal in country till now

india Updated: Jun 14, 2015 20:34 IST
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The country has received 5% more rainfall than the normal limit until now even as northwest India, the southern peninsula and Central India have received below normal rainfall, the MET department said on Sunday.

Overall, the country received 53.5 mm of rainfall as compared to normal rainfall of 50.5 mm of precipitation from June 1 till date.

East and northeast India is the only sub-division to have received an excess of 22 per cent of rainfall.

The southern peninsula, which usually receives normal or excess rainfall has recorded a deficit of four per cent, followed by 6 per cent in central India and 10 per cent in northwest India.

Incidentally, parts of the southern peninsula, which includes Marathwada, Vidarbha have received normal and excess rainfall respectively until now whereas Goa and Konkan have received 45 per cent less rainfall, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

"The southwest monsoon has advanced further into some parts of north Arabian Sea, Gujarat region and remaining parts of Maharashtra. It has also covered some more parts of Saurashtra and Madhya Pradesh, some more parts of Chhattisgarh, south Odisha and northwest Bay of Bengal.

"The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) now passes through Veraval, Surat, Ujjain, Narsinghpur, Raipur, Kalingapatnam, Krishnanagar and Darjeeling," Skymet, a private forecasting agency said.

The agency added that conditions are now favourable for southwest monsoon to cover more parts of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh Odisha and West Bengal.

"The southwest monsoon remains active over west coast giving heavy rain over coastal Karnataka and Konkan Goa. While a trough extending from south Gujarat to Kerala coast is giving rain over parts of Maharashtra and Gujarat, east coast of Odisha and coastal Andhra Pradesh also continue to receive moderate monsoon rains," it added.