NEW DELHI: Widespread rainfall in states like Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra has reduced the overall monsoon deficiency to 13 per cent in the country, although several parts are still reeling under acute water shortage.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the overall monsoon deficiency which was around 16 per cent until last week has now dropped by 3 per cent.
The east and northeast India has witnessed a deficiency of seven per cent, followed by 13 per cent in Central India. The southern peninsula has recorded a deficiency of 15 per cent while the northwest is staring at a deficiency of 19 per cent, which is highest in the country.
The current spell of rain has also helped in bringing down the regional deficiency to a large extent.
"The low pressure area, which became a deep depression travelled across Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat gave good amounts of rain in Central India.
"Now the weather activity in Central India will weaken. However, extreme southern peninsula which includes Tamil Nadu, South Interior Karnataka and Kerala may expect some good showers in next 48 hours. An off-shore trough and a cyclonic circulation in the Bay of Bengal will give rain in the region," Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency said.
Weathermen said a west disturbance in Jammu and Kashmir has brought good rainfall to the state.
However, some parts in North India are still reeling under acute monsoon deficit. For instance, the deficiency in east and west Uttar Pradesh stands at around 46 and 43 per cent respectively.
The deficiency in central Maharashtra, Marathwada, Konkan and Goa now stands at around 28 per cent, 36 per cent and 29 per cent respectively.