The data shows that 58 per cent of the country has received normal rainfall, 29 per cent witnessed deficient and 13 per cent excess.
The seasonal rainfall till now, from the start of June, is nine per cent below normal. Since the start of this month, rainfall is more than 20 per cent below normal.
Tapering demand in rural markets, however, resulted in low demand for two-wheelers which grew by a meager 0.14 per cent.
The weak outlook is once again being blamed on El Nino, an unusual warming of certain areas off the coast of South America that has a negative impact on monsoon rains in India.
Officials from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that August will see better rainfall, giving a long range forecast of 92 per cent rainfall.
Flooding is common during Myanmar’s monsoon season, which typically starts in late May and ends in mid-October.
The flooding also has killed 12 people in Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan province and in the country’s eastern Punjab province.
Ahmedabad and Vadodara also received intermittent rain since morning.
Till 8 am on Tuesday, the city received 30.08 mm rainfall, while the eastern and the western suburbs received 42.72 mm and 58.66 mm rainfall respectively.
On Sunday, Colaba received 0.2 mm rainfall and Santa Cruz 0.1 mm till 5.30pm.
A dry spell after the initial monsoon showers has led to a rise in consumption of electricity by farmers in Gujarat over the last few days. Consumption has also risen in the wake of the state government’s decision to increase power supply to farmers for agricultural use, by two more hours, to a total of […]
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Gujarat, Maharashtra (especially Marathwada) and northern Karnataka are the regions undergoing prolonged dry spells, which could have a bearing on pulses and oilseeds production.
The Congress and the NCP have also reached out to smaller groups like Samajwadi Party and Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen to consolidate the Opposition.