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Last Updated : Aug 21, 2017 02:27 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

IMD expects rainfall to revive, one-fourth part of the country still facing deficit

The Met department state that there is a 4 percent deficit rain across the country, but 26 percent part of the country has received deficient rain


The India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its weekly press release said that about a quarter of the country has received deficient rainfall in the first half of the monsoon, but hopes the situation will improve in the second half.

The Met department states that there is a 4 percent deficit rain across the country, but 26 percent part of the country has received deficient rain.

The region of western UP, eastern and western Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha and Marathwada in Maharashtra, states of Karnataka and Kerala have witnessed deficit rainfall.

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The weather department has predicted a normal “southwest monsoon” this year, which spans from June to September and provides 70 percent of the annual rainfall.

The weather bureau said there is an upper air cyclonic circulation lies over North Bay of Bengal creating low-pressure area, which would result in widespread rainfall across central and eastern India.

Last week, Secretary Ministry of Earth Sciences, Madhavan Rajeevan tweeted, “Good rain over Central India including Maharashtra, MP, Gujarat in the next two weeks”.

He also said that the “rain deficit region likely to recover, but chances of floods in some parts”.

The state of Karnataka has received 20-25 percent shortfall in rain, Marathwada and Vidarbha witnessed 30 percent shortfall, eastern and western MP received 20 percent deficient rain. Kerala recorded deficient rain for the second consecutive year.

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First Published on Aug 21, 2017 02:27 pm
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