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India Receives Highest Rainfall In August Since 1976: IMD

New Delhi: India has obtained the best rainfall in August this 12 months since 1976 — 25 per cent greater than the common, after recording 10 per cent much less downpour than the common in July, thus setting a brand new report after 44 years, the IMD stated.

The India Meteorological Division (IMD) nevertheless, has forecast that the monsoon might decelerate in September.

“The forecast so far has been correct regarding the monsoon. The distribution of the monsoon across the country has been better and consistent. There was strong rainfall in August, but in September, the monsoon may gradually weaken. However, areas that received less rain may see increased rainfall,” IMD Director Common Mrutyunjay Mohapatra instructed IANS.

The newest IMD report stated: “From August 1-28, India has obtained 296.2 millimeters of rainfall, whereas the common rainfall in the course of the month is 237.2 millimeters. Thus, the nation has obtained 25 per cent extra rainfall in August than the common.

“Beforehand in 1976, the month of August obtained 28.four per cent extra rainfall than the common, whereas the best rainfall in August was in 1926 — between 1901 and 2020. In 1926, 33 per cent extra rainfall was recorded than the common. ”

In accordance with the IMD information, the best rainfall in August has been in central India — 57 per cent above the common, whereas the east and northeast India obtained 18 per cent much less rainfall than the common.

Mahapatra stated the monsoon is presently shifting in direction of north-west India whereas the southern states might expertise some reduction from heavy rains within the coming weeks.

He stated that IMD had issued a forecast of rainfall in Delhi after August 25, which proved to be right and on Friday (August 28), it rained within the nationwide capital.

“There will be relatively less rainfall in the month of September but the distribution of rainfall across the country will increase the yield of Kharif season crops. The forecast for October has not been released yet.”

(IANS)

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