Between January 1 and 31st, the country received 129% surplus rainfall. If we go region-wise, then central India witnessed highest rainfall with a surplus of 203 % followed by South Peninsula which is surplus by 142 %. Northwest India remained surplus by 133% and east and northeast India is surplus by 36%.
Karnataka, Kerala and Lakshadweep along with Marathwada remained large rain deficient. Maharashtra was deficient. Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat region and Andaman and Nicobar Islands were in normal rain category.
Assam, Meghalaya sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim remained excess. Rest all Meteorological divisions are large rain excess.
Plus- minus 19 % is termed as normal rain. Between 20% and 59% is termed as excess. 60% or above is large excess. Similarly, - 20 to – 59% is termed as deficient. -60% or more is called large rain deficient.