India has received 6 percent more rainfall than normal so far: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday said that the country has received six percent more rainfall than normal so far in this monsoon season. However precipitation in parts of north India remains deficient, the department added.

Rainfall has been more than normal in the south peninsula, central India, and east and northeast India divisions. But the northwest India division, which covers Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Delhi and Rajasthan, has recorded a 19 percent deficiency.

IMD has predicted fairly widespread rainfall in northwest India during the next three days.

Isolated extremely heavy downpours are also very likely over Assam and Meghalaya during the next three days and over Bihar during the next 24 hours.

With the national capital Delhi receiving heavy rains on Sunday, the overall precipitation in the city in this month is now in the surplus category — eight per cent more than normal.