Monsoon Tracker: Dry July

Gujarat, Maharashtra (especially Marathwada) and northern Karnataka are the regions undergoing prolonged dry spells, which could have a bearing on pulses and oilseeds production.

By: Express News Service | Published:July 16, 2015 5:38 am
cloud seeding, rains, mumbai rains, maharashtra rains, monsoon, maharashtra monsoon, mumbai monsoon, india monsoon, india weather, mumbai weather, maharashtra weather, artificial rains, india news, mumbai news The entire belt from Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, western Madhya Pradesh and the whole of south India have posted deficient precipitation during July 1-15. (Source: Express Photos)

After a wet June that saw the country receive 15.8% above long period average (LPA) rainfall, the current month is turning out to be rather parched.

July has so far recorded 32.5% deficient rains. Barring Jammu & Kashmir, Haryana, Delhi, Uttarakhand, western Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Jharkhand, rainfall has been below LPA levels across most of India this month.

monsoonThe entire belt from Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, western Madhya Pradesh and the whole of south India have posted deficient precipitation during July 1-15.

But given the good June showers, cumulative rainfall for the current monsoon season is still only 6.1 per cent below the LPA till July 15, making it ‘normal’ on the whole. Over three-fourths of India’ area has registered excess or normal rainfall.

Gujarat, Maharashtra (especially Marathwada) and northern Karnataka are the regions undergoing prolonged dry spells, which could have a bearing on pulses and oilseeds production in view of the moisture stress experienced by the already planted crop.

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    Jul 17, 2015 at 10:58 am
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    Jul 17, 2015 at 11:00 am
    We can't fool God for a long time he will take action and this is a punishment for us so accept it and correct our-self
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