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Rainfall 5% above normal

The country received 53.5 millimetre (mm) of rainfall as compared to normal rainfall of 50.5 mm of precipitation from June 1 till date

Press Trust Of India 

The country has received five per cent more rainfall than the normal limit till now even as northwest India, the southern peninsula and central India have received below normal rainfall, the Met department said on Sunday.

Overall, the country received 53.5 millimetre (mm) of rainfall as compared to normal rainfall of 50.5 mm of precipitation from June 1 till date. East and northeast India are the only sub-divisions to have received an excess of 22 per cent rainfall.


The southern peninsula, which usually receives normal or excess rainfall has recorded a deficit of four per cent, followed by six per cent in central India and 10 per cent in north-west India.

Monsoon arrived in Madhya Pradesh on Sunday. Rainfall is likely to lash several parts of the state in the next 24 hours, a Met department official said.

"Monsoon today entered extreme south-west MP, including Indore, and south-east Madhya Pradesh," Anupam Kashyapi, the director of Meteorological Centre in Bhopal told PTI.

Several parts of the state are receiving rainfall since yesterday.

First Published: Mon, June 15 2015. 00:20 IST
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