Country-wide monsoon deficiency remains at 5 per cent; east India to get more rainfall this week

Nearly 74 per cent of the country has received normal rainfall until now this season.

Published: 29th July 2018 06:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th July 2018 06:50 PM   |  A+A-

States like Jharkhand that recorded monsoon deficiency have been witnessing good rainfall over the past one week ( Photo | Albin Mathew/ EPS)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The rainfall deficiency over east and northeast India has come down in last one week but the country-wide monsoon deficiency remains at five per cent, according to IMD data.

Nearly 74 per cent of the country has received normal rainfall until now this season, the data said.

The southern peninsula and central India have been witnessing good rains, but east and northeast India have been witnessing deficient rainfall and a negative precipitation of 29 per cent.

Rainfall deficiency in states like Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir is minus one per cent.

"The rainfall deficiency over east and northeast India has come down due to good rainfall."

States like Jharkhand that recorded monsoon deficiency have been witnessing good rainfall over the past one week.

On the other hand, central India, which had been witnessing heavy rainfall, is seeing a decline in precipitation, thereby lowering the chances of flood," Additional Director General of IMD Mritunjay Mohapatra said.

The IMD said the prevailing widespread rainfall activity over western Himalayas and adjoining plains is likely to reduce significantly from today as the low pressure area over northwest Uttar Pradesh and neighbouring area has become weak and no moisture incursion is likely from Arabian Sea or Bay of Bengal over the next two to three days.

A low pressure area is likely to form over east Uttar Pradesh and under its influence, "fairly widespread to widespread rainfall" is likely over West Bengal, east Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand in the next two- three days.

This will help the monsoon deficit states, the IMD said.

In a forecast, the department said, "Subdued rainfall activities are likely to continue over many parts of west, central and  peninsular India during next four-five days."

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