Larger part of the country gets excess, normal rainfall: IMD

A larger part of the country has has received excess/normal rainfall from June 1 to July 15, the India Meteorological Department today said.

New Delhi: A larger part of the country has has received excess/normal rainfall from June 1 to July 15, the India Meteorological Department today said.

 From June 1 to July 15, the country received 280 mm of rainfall as compared to normal precipitation of 298.9 mm, which is six per cent less than the normal limit.

 All regions in the country, except Northwest India-- which has recorded 12 per cent more rainfall than its normal limit--, has witnessed deficient rainfall.

 "Rainfall is excess/normal in 61% (371 districts) and deficient/scanty in 39% (238 districts)," the IMD said.

 The MET department has already predicted a "deficient" monsoon with July and August expected to receive minus 8 and minus 10 per cent respectively.

Central India and Western India, which saw good rainfall in June, are now witnessing deficient monsoon recording minus 15 and minus 13 per cent of precipitation respectively. The situation in the East and Northeast India is slightly improving with many parts receiving good rainfall over the past 2-3 days.

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