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Monsoon makes strong start with 31% more rainfall in first 14 days

The forecasts showed that barring the Northeast and eastern India, the rainfall in all the other regions will be towards the higher side of the 'normal'

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Northwest India, which comprises states such as Punjab, Haryana, UP and Delhi, is projected to get ‘above normal’ rainfall this year at 107 per cent of the LPA

Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
The southwest monsoon has made a strong start this year, with India receiving almost 31 per cent excess rainfall in the first fortnight (June 1-June 14) of the season that lasts from June to September.

While central India alone received 94 per cent more rainfall than normal during the period, southern peninsula received 20 per cent excess rainfall. This was followed by 19 per cent excess rainfall in northwest India.

The central India subdivision covers states of Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Odisha, while the southern Peninsula subdivision consists of Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and

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First Published: Jun 14 2020 | 8:53 PM IST

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