GUWAHATI, July 21 � For the country as a whole, cumulative rainfall during this year's monsoon till July 16 was 36 per cent below the Long Period Average (LPA) as against the 43 per cent till the previous week, that is ---- up to July 9. The East and the North Eastern Region received a 22 per cent deficit rainfall during this period, said the India Meteorology Department (IMD).
Out of the 36 meteorological subdivisions, the rainfall has been excess over 9, normal over 6, deficient over 5 and scanty over 16 sub-divisions, said the IMD.
However, the weekly rainfall over the country during the past week ending on July 16, was 15 per cent below its normal. It was 41 per cent below its normal during the previous week. The percentage of deficit rainfall in the East and North Eastern region of the country during the week was 43 per cent, said the India Meteorology Department (IMD).
According to the IMD, the country as a whole received 196.9 mm of rainfall against its normal of 308.2 mm till July 16, while the East and Northeast India received 455.5 mm of rainfall, against its normal of 585.8 mm, thus recording a 22 per cent deficit rainfall during the period.
Nonetheless, Central India and South Peninsula received normal to excess rainfall during the period.