Monsoon deficit narrows to 33% after revival, set to enter Odisha, UP by June 22

The monsoon deficit narrowed to 33 percent from 47 percent in four days due to heavy rains in Gujarat and Rajasthan. But as many as 66 percent of the land in the country has had less than normal rainfall so far as the monsoon has stopped since June 11.

The southwest monsoon advanced further to parts of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, some parts of Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand and some other parts of Bihar and remaining sub-Himalayan parts of West Bengal and Sikkim on June 19,” the India Meteorological Department said.

said DS Pai, chief scientist and former head of the Long-Range Forecasting Team at IMD. He said that this is the second pulse in the monsoon system, and the progress may be smooth from now on.

The pan-India rainfall deficit in the current monsoon season (June-September), which was 47 percent of the long period average (LPA) up to June 16, fell to 33 percent of the LPA up to June 19. His appearance was delayed by a week this year as he reached Kerala on June 8.

Rajasthan and Gujarat have reported torrential rains due to Cyclone Pebarjoy. Another region that has received heavy rainfall is the union territory of Andaman and Nicobar, where monsoon rainfall is 52 percent higher. Punjab, Assam, Meghalaya, Sikkim and Ladakh are the other states and union territories with positive rainfall.

The depression over central parts of southern Rajasthan and neighborhoods weakened due to Cyclone Pebarjoy to a well-observed low pressure area over central parts of northeastern Rajasthan and neighborhoods on Monday morning. As it is likely to move east-northeast, the IMD forecast light to moderate rain for most places in eastern Rajasthan on June 19 and isolated heavy to very heavy rain on June 20-21. Rainfall has also been forecast for northwestern and northeastern Madhya Pradesh between June 19 and 21.