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Average rainfall in July is above normal, 9% less in season so far: Meteorological Department

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  • IMD warns of heavy rains in 6 states including Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra
  • 298.3 mm of rain was recorded in July against 285.3 mm of normal rain.

new Delhi. The average July rainfall across the country was above normal this year. IMD Director General Mrityunjay Mohapatra said on Wednesday that 298.3 mm of rain was recorded in July against 285.3 mm of normal rainfall. This reduced the average rainfall to 9% by the end of July after the last two months of rain. June rainfall was 33% below normal.

Former IMD Director General KJ Ramesh said good rains are expected in the next two weeks. However, the monsoon will decrease further. Mahapatra said that 105% of the rain fell in July, which is 5% above the average. Earlier, the Meteorological Department had predicted 95% rainfall this season with a 9% upside-down level.

Jharkhand, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Himachal Pradesh, West Bengal received less than normal rainfall in July. At the same time, the flood situation continues in the coastal areas of Bihar, Assam and Maharashtra.

87% rain was recorded in June

87% of the rainfall was recorded in June, which was lower than the meteorological department’s estimate. This year the monsoon arrived in Kerala on June 8 with a delay of one week. Initially, it was slow. The monsoon arrived on 19 July, four days after the normal date across the country. The official rainy season in India is from June to September.

Jammu-Srinagar highway closed due to landslide

The IMD on Thursday warned of heavy rains in 6 states including Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. More than 150 roads are closed due to floods in Himachal Pradesh. One died and 20 people were injured when a bank building collapsed in Solapur, Maharashtra. At the same time, Jammu-Srinagar highway is closed due to landslides in Jammu and Kashmir. At the same time, Vadodara in Gujarat received 11 inches of rain in a single day. The maximum rainfall was 12 inches in 2005.

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