This year, Karnataka is rain gods' favourite state

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Bangalore, Sept 2: This year, while most of the Indian states received sparse monsoon rain, south Karnataka became the only region in India to have received excess rainfall, say weather reports.

From June to September 1 this year, the region received more rainfall than what it usually does. Reports say that the region received an excess of 23 per cent.

As of August 31, Karnataka received 742.6 mm rainfall as against the normal 673.7 mm, which accounts to an excess of 10 per cent.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), north and coastal Karnataka witnessed normal rainfall.

Coastal Karnataka received 2,788.9 mm as against the usual 2,795.6 mm, while the northern part of the state received 399.4 mm as against 363.2 mm, an additional 10 per cent, says weatherman reports.

Other south Indian states, Kerala and Tamil Nadu received normal precipitation during the said period. Andhra Pradesh received scanty rainfall.


According to Bangalore weather officials, the excess rainfall in the state is due to low pressure in the lower Chhattisgarh-upper Andhra Pradesh area. Another depression is expected in the Bay of Bengal within a month, they said.

Therefore, strong monsoon is expected till the end of September in Karnataka.

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