Rajasthan has rain deficit of 37%

Last Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 13:55

Jaipur: Monsoon has weakened in the desert state of Rajasthan where the rain is deficit by 37 per cent during the season so far.

The state normally receives 135 mm of rainfall from June 1 to July 19, but this year the total rainfall is 37 per cent less than the normal, according to the MeT department.

Eastern parts of the state received rainfall 24 per cent less than normal, while the deficit in Western parts comprising Jodhpur and Bikaner divisions is 57 per cent, it said.
The MeT department has predicted dry weather for the next couple of days.

Weather conditions may be favourable for rainfall after July 21, a weatherman said.

Except a few places, the rainfall this year has been light to moderate at most of the places.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 13:55
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