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67 pc deficit rains in Manipur


IMPHAL, Aug 26 - Northeastern States are experienced the highest rainfall deficit in India, with Manipur experiencing a 67 per cent deficit, according to the weather forecast by Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

However, the north-eastern part of the country is likely to receive widespread rainfall till August 27, the forecast said.

Manipur is also likely to witness heavy to moderate rainfall till August 27. Neighbouring Nagaland is also likely to experience light to moderate rain/thundershower at many places on August 26-27.

As per the weather warning during the next five days, heavy rain at isolated places is very likely in all the NE States excluding Sikkim while heavy rainfall are expected to occur in isolated places of Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.

The four NE States of Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura received actual rainfall of 839 mm against the normal rainfall of 1,105 mm from June 1 to August 22.

Similarly, Assam and Meghalaya received 897 mm of rain against the normal rainfall of 1,347mm. Thus both the States experienced a 38 per cent deficit of rainfall, while Arunachal Pradesh received 801 mm of actual rain against the normal of 1,297 mm.

The country has experienced an overall monsoon deficit of seven per cent till August 22.

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