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India received 6% more rainfall than normal so far this monsoon, says IMD

The IMD has four meteorological divisions and rainfall has been more than normal in the south peninsula, central India, and east and northeast India divisions

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Monsoon arrived in Kerala on June 1, its normal onset date, marking the commencement of the four-month rainfall season in the country

Press Trust of India New Delhi
The country has received six per cent more rainfall than normal so far in this monsoon season, but precipitation in parts of north India remains deficient, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday.

The IMD has four meteorological divisions and rainfall has been more than normal in the south peninsula, central India, and east and northeast India divisions.

But the northwest India division, which covers Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Delhi and Rajasthan, has recorded a 19 per cent deficiency, according to the IMD.

Till Sunday, rainfall deficiency was recorded in Himachal Pradesh,

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First Published: Jul 19 2020 | 6:10 PM IST

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