Odisha Receives Deficit Rainfall In June & July; Find Out
Bhubaneswar: Odisha has received 9 per cent less rainfall in July, even as rainfall activity picked up across the districts in the later part of the month.
According to the weather department, the state got an average 309.4 mm rainfall during the month as against the long term average of 339.9 mm, registering a deficit of 9 per cent.
Malkangiri district received the highest rainfall of 633.8 mm (36.1 per cent surplus) while Bhadrakh district received the lowest rainfall of 178.99 (deficit of 39.1 per cent) during the month.
If the rainfall activity of both June and July are taken together, the deficit goes up to 17.7 per cent. The cumulative rainfall received in June and July was 457.7 mm as against the long term average of 556.4 mm.
State Capital Bhubaneswar received 4.6 per cent less rainfall during these two months.
Here are the 11 districts that received normal rainfall: (Between +19% to -19%):
Nawarangpur, Malkanagiri, Puri, Kalahandi, Khordha, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Bargarh, Ganjam, Subarnapur and Rayagada.
Rainfall in Sundargarh district was categorised under the severe deficit category as the deficit ranged between -39 per cent and -59 per cent between June to July 31.
There were 13.7 rainy days in July and 7.4 rainy days in June against the normal average of 9.9 days.