Monsoon covers nation forward of schedule; 14 states report rain deficiency

New Delhi: The essential southwest monsoon could have coated the complete nation by 2 July, six days forward of schedule, however 14 states proceed to report rainfall deficiency.

These states, together with Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, and Jharkhand, are key producers of Kharif crops.

Within the season to this point, that started 1 June, rainfall deficiency in Andhra Pradesh stands at 34%, Telangana and Karnataka have obtained 51% and 48% below-normal rains, respectively, in Maharashtra and Jharkhand rainfall has been 30% beneath regular, in Chhattisgarh at 22%, whereas deficiency in Bihar stands at 25%, and in Odisha at 29%, as per knowledge from India Meteorological Division (IMD).

Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Jharkhand Bihar and Odisha are main growers of Kharif rice, and Maharashtra and Karnataka are among the many largest producers of sugarcane, cotton, oilseeds and pulses and maize, cotton, pulses and oilseeds.

Beneath regular rains have hit sowing operation, with Kharif acreage practically 1% decrease year-on-year at 20.3 million hectare. As of 30 June, crop sowing was 10% decrease in Maharashtra, 12% decrease in Karnataka, and round 3% decrease in Telangana.

After making a delayed onset over Kerala and subdued progress thereafter, the monsoon present quickly superior final week, bringing down the all-India rainfall deficiency to eight% of lengthy interval common (LPA) on Monday from 47% a couple of fortnight in the past.

IMD has forecast that rains in July, which account for practically 40% of complete monsoon precipitation, may very well be round 100% of LPA.

As a cyclonic circulation lies over northwest Uttar Pradesh in decrease tropospheric ranges, the climate division has forecast heavy rainfall over Uttarakhand within the subsequent 5 days and japanese Uttar Pradesh until Wednesday, Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday and Thursday.

One other cyclonic circulation, which lies over southwest and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal could trigger heavy to very heavy falls over Meghalaya as we speak and on Tuesday and in sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim as we speak. Remoted heavy rainfall can be possible over Gangetic West Bengal as we speak, over Bihar, Jharkhand till Wednesday and over Odisha from Wednesday to Friday, the IMD stated.

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Up to date: 03 Jul 2023, 05:55 PM IST