We kept waiting in June… Rainfall decreased by 19% in the country, when will the monsoon rain heavily arrive

Ananya Shroff
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New Delhi: The month of June is about to end but people are still waiting for monsoon rains in many places. Due to the slow pace of monsoon in the month of June, many states have received less rainfall. So far in the month of June, the country has received 19 percent less rainfall. Due to the slow pace of southwest monsoon in Jharkhand, there has been 67 percent less rainfall in June so far, while more than 80 percent reduction has been recorded in five districts of the state. The situation is similar in Punjab and Bengal. Many states including UP and Bihar have received less rainfall in the month of June. This year the monsoon arrived before time but its pace slowed down after that.

IMD changed the forecast

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had earlier predicted normal rainfall in India this month. But on June 18, the IMD changed its forecast to 'below normal'. This means that the country received less than average rainfall this month.

Why did the estimate change?

Director General of the Meteorological Department, Dr. Mrityunjay Mahapatra said that weather conditions keep changing, so the IMD keeps updating the forecast continuously. He said that heavy rains were expected in South India and Northeast states and some less rain in North-West India, but the monsoon slowed down in the eastern states due to the weakening of the Bay of Bengal current.Where did the rain decrease?
➤ Till June 25, there has been 19% less rainfall in India.
North-west India has received the maximum rainfall deficit of 57%.
➤ Eastern and north-eastern India has received 16% less rainfall.
Central India has received 23% less rainfall.

Rain expected soon in North India
The IMD believes that there will be more than normal rainfall from July to September. According to the Meteorological Department, the pace of monsoon has increased. Rain has started in many places and good rain is expected in the coming days. According to the new forecast, monsoon may reach most parts of northern states like Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Haryana in the next 3-4 days.

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