Monsoon effect: Kerala receives 9 per cent excess rainfall

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Kerala receives 9% excess rainfall
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 15: Kerala has received nine per cent excess rainfall till September 10, contrary to some earlier weather reports that predicted deficit during this South West monsoon season.

South West Monsoon, which marked its entry into the sub-continent in a sluggish manner on June 6, 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 per cent 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 per cent more than the normal rainfall, it said. Wayanad (- 2 per cent), Alappuzha (- 4 per cent), Kasaragod (- 9 per cent), and Thrissur (- 8 per cent) districts received deficit rainfall, it said. Pathanamthitta, Kottayam and Malappuram received good rainfall during the season, the data added.

PTI

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