The rain episode that occurred between February 11 and 13 in North India caused widespread rain and thundershowers accompanied with hailstorms in parts of Punjab and Haryana. These rains broke the month-long stretched jinx of a dry spell.
Until now, the winter rains were deficit over both the states. Spanning from January 1 till date, the rainfall deficiency of Punjab stood at 69% while for Haryana it was 77%.
However, the three-day rains that occurred this week curtailed the rainfall deficiency prevailing over both the regions. These rains improvised the weekly rainfall spanning from February 08 to February 14 of both the states.
The table below depicts this week’s rainfall status of both the states:
It was due to this rain episode that the rainfall deficiency of both the states also improved. The given below table depicts the seasonal rainfall in contrast with the actual rainfall recorded this season:
The rain spread was not evenly distributed across the districts of both the states and the districts of Punjab and Haryana recorded rains of varied intensity ranging from nil to excess of 300%. The table given below showcases the rainfall observed by the districts of both the states during the week.
Hisar and Sonipat, on the contrary, remained 16% and 15% rainfall deficient. Meanwhile, the list for not observing any rains this week for Haryana is very long. It includes the stations like Faridabad, Fatehabad, Gurugram, Jhajjar, Mewar, Palwal, Rewari and Sirsa.
As of now, Skymet Weather does not foresee any rains for at least a week. However, the month is likely to end on a cloudy note by February 22 along with the possibility of some light wet spells around February 24.
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