NEW DELHI, Aug 1 - Assam and Meghalaya have received 26 per cent �deficient� rainfall till July 31, the India Meteorological Department today said as it released the forecast for August and September, which are expected to witness �above normal� precipitation.
As much as 21 pc area of the country received �deficient� rainfall, according to IMD. The deficiency has reached 49 per cent in Saurashtra and Kutch region. Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Kerala received 25 per cent deficit rainfall during the period.
However, the good news is that the next two months could see a good rainfall.
�Rainfall over the country as a whole during second half of southwest monsoon season (August and September) is most likely to be above normal.
�Quantitatively, the rainfall for the country as a whole during second half of the season is likely to be 107 period of Long Period Average. The rainfall during August is likely to be 104 plus/minus 9 per cent of LPA as was forecasted in June,� the IMD said. This means September is expected to receive excess rainfall. � PTI