Monsoon active over North India; 13% deficit

Last Updated: Monday, August 27, 2012 - 10:20

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Heavy monsoon rains are expected to lash most parts of northwest India on Monday even as this year’s overall monsoon deficiency in the country has narrowed to -13%.

As per the latest figures, rains are -16% deficient in northwest India, with the maximum shortfall being recorded in the Kutch and Saurashtra region where the deficiency is as high as -81%.

The figure stands at -11%, -15% and -13% for central, south and east India respectively.

The met department has forecasted heavy rains in the plains of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and parts of Rajasthan.

In Delhi, the water level in Yamuna is near to the danger mark with more water being released from upstream dams.

12 districts of Rajasthan have witnessed heavy rains, with over 30 persons losing their lives. Many parts of Jaipur were inundated even as more rains are expected in the coming days.

Monsoon is active in other states of the region like Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Uttarakhand.



First Published: Monday, August 27, 2012 - 10:18

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