Kerala receives nine percent excess rainfall

Kerala has received nine percent excess rainfall till September 10, contrary to some earlier weather reports that predicted deficit during this South West monsoon season.

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala has received nine percent excess rainfall till September 10, contrary to some earlier weather reports that predicted deficit during this South West monsoon season.

South West Monsoon, which marked its entry into the sub-continent in a sluggish manner on June 6, gained momentum in the last one month resulting in copious rains across the state.

According to the data put out by the Meteorological Centre, the state received actual rainfall of 2041.3 mm against the normal rain of 1870.9 mm registering nine percent excess.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) director K Santhosh told a news agency that though South West monsoon had set in over the state in a sluggish manner in June, majority of districts received good rain than the normal rate.

Ten of the total 14 districts of the state received excess rain. Ernakulam and Idukki districts received excess rainfall during the period -- 21 percent more than the normal rainfall, it said.

Wayanad (- 2 percent), Alappuzha (- 4 percent), Kasaragod (- 9 percent), and Thrissur (- 8 percent) districts received deficit rainfall, it said.

Pathanamthitta, Kottayam and Malappuram received good rainfall during the season, the data added.

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