Cumulative Monsoon Rainfall 1% Above Long Period Average So Far Says IMD

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), stated in a latest update that the weekly rainfall averaged over the country as a whole was 45% above the Long Period Average(LPA) in 8th-14th August2019, mainly owing to the large quantum of rainfall received over central India and south peninsular India. Cumulatively, 84% of the area of the country received above normal rainfall and rest 16 % area received deficient rainfall, so far (1st June -14th August 2019) during the current monsoon season. For the country as a whole, cumulative rainfall of southwest Monsoon season upto 14th August has been +01% above LPA.

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