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Excess rainfall in Pb, slight deficit in Hry this monsoon: MeT dept

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

and Haryana, known as the grain bowl states of India, received close to normal rains this year, a meteorological department said here on Wednesday.

The south-west monsoon, which has withdrawn from the two states, including Chandigarh, on October 1, had turned quite active in the final phase and both the states received heavy rainfall between September 22 and 24, the said.

In the last three year, both and had witnessed rain deficit in the range of25-30 per cent. But this year, overall the two states received good rains, though some districts faced deficit.

During the June 1-September 30 period, seven per cent excess rainfall lashed Punjab, which received 527.4 mm rains as against normal of 491.5 mm, the department told

During the same period, received 415.2 mm of rains as against a normal of 460.4 mm -- a deficit of 10 per cent. However, during the same period, Chandigarh received 18 per cent rains in excess at 993.3 mm against normal of 844.2 mm, he said.

In Punjab, Mohali, Gurdaspur, Ludhiana, and received good rainfall this year while, and were among the districts that received deficit rains.

In Haryana, Karnal, Mewat and Mahendergarh received rainfall in excess while Ambala, Bhiwani, Rohtak, and were among the districts to receive deficit rains, the weatherman said.

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 15:50 IST