GUWAHATI, Sept 15 - Till September 12, the State recorded 20 per cent deficit rainfall during this monsoon season with an actual rainfall amount of 1082.3mm, against the normal of 1358.3mm.
According to the information provided by the India Meteorology Department (IMD), during this period, Arunachal recorded a deficit rainfall of 31 per cent, while Meghalaya recorded a deficit rainfall of 38 per cent. Nagaland recorded a deficit rainfall of 12 per cent, Manipur the highest deficit of 54 per cent and Tripura a deficit of 20 per cent. However, Mizoram recorded a normal rainfall with 2 per cent above its normal.
In the State, Baksa recorded a highest cumulative deficit rainfall of 53 per cent during this monsoon, revealed the IMD figures. During the season, rainfall deficit in Dhubri was 45 per cent, Nalbari 33 per cent, Goalpara 31 per cent, Morigaon 30 per cent, Nagaon 29 per cent, Kamrup 28 per cent, Barpeta 25 per cent, Tinsukia 24 per cent, Kamrup (Metro) 24 per cent, Hailakandi 22 per cent and Sonitpur 20 per cent.
During the season, Bongaigaon district has recorded 18 per cent below normal, Cachar 11 per cent below normal, Dibrugarh 14 per cent below normal, Golaghat 5 per cent below normal, Jorhat 2 per cent above normal, Karbi Anglong 15 per cent below normal, Karimganj 3 per cent below normal, Kokrajhar 19 per cent below normal, NC Hills 15 per cent below normal, Sivasagar 10 per cent below normal and Udalguri 10 per cent above normal rainfall.
Chirang district recorded 13 per cent above normal rainfall during this season so far. In meteorological parlance, a normal rainfall means plus-minus (that is-below and above) 19 per cent of the normal rainfall.