India Monsoon Update: The IMD said that conditions are becoming favorable for withdrawal of Southwest Monsoon from parts of Northwest India and Kutch during the next two days. According to the department, India had received more than seven percent rainfall, but eight states including Uttar Pradesh and Bihar received less rainfall, which may reduce agricultural production in this kharif season.
Jharkhand, Delhi, Punjab, Tripura, Mizoram and Manipur are the other states which have recorded less rainfall. The south-west monsoon season starts from June 1 and continues till September 30. India received 872.7 mm of rain between June 1 and September 19, which is 7 percent more than the normal rainfall of 817.2 mm during the period.
It rained less in Delhi too?
Delhi has also received relatively little rain this year. In the month of June, where there was 67 percent less rain than normal, in August there was 82 percent less rain. So there was no improvement even in the month of September. According to the Meteorological Department, this year, West Delhi district received the least rainfall in the monsoon season. Here, 63 percent less rain was recorded than normal.
According to the Meteorological Department, there should have been 575 mm of rain in West Delhi from June to September, but only 215.4 mm of rain fell. At the same time, North East Delhi also received 61 percent less rain than normal.
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