Jaipur: So far, the current monsoon in the country has received six percent more rainfall than normal, but there has been less rain in North India. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) gave this information on Sunday. The department has four meteorological divisions and the south peninsula, central India, east and northeast India divisions received more than normal rainfall.
According to IMD, there has been 19 percent less rainfall in northwest India so far. In this division, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Delhi and Rajasthan Come. Department said that, Himachal Pradesh till Sunday, Rajasthan, Jammu Kashmir recorded less rainfall. There has been very little rainfall in Ladakh.
According to the Meteorological Department, the monsoon reached Kerala on the scheduled time of June 1 and the four-month rainy season started in the country. Monsoon is expected to remain normal in India. In the updated forecast of the 2020 monsoon released in June, the IMD had projected 107 per cent of the long-term average (LPA) of Northwest India to fall in the ‘above normal’ category. But the monsoon has been weak in northwest India.
IMD Director General Mrityunjay Mohapatra said, ‘There has not been enough rainfall in North-West India. But we still have two more months. The department has forecast rainfall in northwest India from 18 to 20 July. Mahapatra says that it is expected that there will be good rains in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
The South Peninsula received 17 percent more rainfall than normal, with Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Central India received 12 percent more rainfall. East and Northeast India received 10 percent more rainfall than normal.