Contrary to deficit prediction, Kerala receives 9 percent excess rainfall

Kerala has received nine percent excess rainfall till 10 September, contrary to some earlier weather reports that predicted deficit during this South West monsoon season.

hidden September 15, 2014 13:15:39 IST
Contrary to deficit prediction, Kerala receives 9 percent excess rainfall

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala has received nine percent excess rainfall till 10 September, contrary to some earlier weather reports that predicted deficit during this South West monsoon season.

Contrary to deficit prediction Kerala receives 9 percent excess rainfall

Ten of the total 14 districts of the state received excess rain. Reuters

South West Monsoon, which marked its entry into the sub-continent in a sluggish manner on 6 June, gained momentum in the last one month resulting in copious rains across the state.

According to the data put out by the Meteorological Centre, the state received actual rainfall of 2041.3 mm against the normal rain of 1870.9 mm registering 9 percent excess.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) director K Santhosh told PTI that though South West monsoon had set in over the state in a sluggish manner in June, majority of districts received good rain than the normal rate.

Ten of the total 14 districts of the state received excess rain. Ernakulam and Idukki districts received excess rainfall during the period-- 21 percent more than the normal rainfall, it said.

Wayanad (- 2 percent), Alappuzha (- 4 percent), Kasaragod (- 9 percent), and Thrissur (- 8 percent) districts received deficit rainfall, it said.

Pathanamthitta, Kottayam and Malappuram received good rainfall during the season, the data added.

PTI

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