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Monsoon 4% above normal in India

All sub regions have been receiving good rainfall except the Northeast and east region of the country, where the deficiency has reached 23%

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Rainfall in Mumbai

India has so far received 4% more rainfall than normal, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). It also said the Southwest has covered the entire country two days ahead of its normal date after reaching the last frontiers of Kutch and Western Rajasthan.

All sub regions have been receiving good rainfall except the North-east and east region of the country, where the deficiency has reached 23%.

"The southwest has advanced to remaining parts of north Arabian Sea, Kutch and West Rajasthan. Thus it has covered the entire country on July 13," the IMD said in its bulletin.

had hit Kerala on June 8, seven days after its normal onset date, which marks the start of the rainy season in the country. In mid-June its progress had reduced considerably due to lack of traction near Karwar.

However, after that it made a rapid progress. It usually covers the last frontiers of Kutch and West Rajasthan on July 15. This marks monsoon covering the entire country.

The IMD has made a forecast of above normal rainfall this season.

First Published: Thu, July 14 2016. 13:58 IST
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