After a month-long weak performance, south-west monsoon is back to normalcy. Monsoon currents activated by upper air cyclonic circulation near the Orissa coast has caused widespread rainfall in the state from Sunday.
Till Monday morning, state got 30 percent excess rainfall. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the state will get widespread rainfall till Friday. However, the IMD is expecting a brief lull from July 6-8. “Monsoon will regain activity again on July 9,”said K Santhosh, IMD, Thiruvananthapuram.
However, the monsoon is still deficient in the state. Monsoon was 30 per cent deficient during the period June 1 to July 2. “It would take some time to make up for the deficiency,” Santhosh said. Against the long-period average of 71 cm for a one-month period, the state has received only 49 cm rainfall.