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Pan India rain deficiency mounts further as country sees lean weather

February 23, 2023 7:00 PM |

The week between February 16 and 22, rainfall remained far and few over many parts of the country. In fact, very little weather activity was seen over the country as such. The total rainfall recorded Pan India was at 1 mm against the normal of 6.1 mm, which means 83 percent deficiency.

February is the rainiest month for winters, however, this time, the situation has been very different. If we calculate rains between Jan 1 and Feb 22, 40 percent deficiency has been observed with the Pan India rains recorded at 20.6 mm against the normal of 34.3 mm.

This week, very little rain has been seen, due to which the deficiency which until last week was 30 percent has increased to 40 percent. 

In the last one week, central and northern parts have practically seen zero rains. Only mountains saw rains but that too with a deficiency of 75-90 percent. Plains have remained completely dry and so has been the central parts as well as the southern regions. The only place that has seen rains around this region is the Andaman and Nicobar islands.

Talking about the eastern parts, they too have remained dry. Northeast India was one region which saw rains last week, which contributed to the Pan India rains.

During the next few days, very little activity is likely to be seen. 25th onward, a Western Disturbance will come but that will also be confined to the hills. This month, next week will be largely deficit with some mild activity over the northern parts. Rains over Northeast India will also recede by then. This means, much lesser than normal rains are likely. 

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