Excess rainfall in half of India in August: IMD

Nearly half of the country received excess rainfall in August, which recorded 15 per cent more precipitation than normal, according to data shared by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

This is the second consecutive month the country recorded above normal rainfall.

June recorded deficient rainfall at 87 per cent of the Long Period Average (LPA), while July saw above normal rainfall at 109 per cent of LPA.

August recorded rainfall at 115 per cent of the LPA.

The current LPA is 89 cm, the average rainfall in the period between 1951 and 2000.

The overall rainfall departure in the country from June 1 to August 31 is zero per cent, K. Sathi Devi, head of the National Weather Forecasting Centre said.