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As monsoon withdraws, Punjab Haryana receive deficient rainfall

Chandigarh, October 1 

The south-west monsoon has withdrawn from Punjab and Haryana, leaving the 2 states with deficit rainfall, the meteorological division stated on Thursday.

Chandigarh, the frequent capital of the 2 states, additionally obtained 7 per cent much less rains, an official of Chandigarh’s Meteorological Division stated right here.

With the withdrawal of monsoon from the grain bowl states of Punjab and Haryana on September 30, the climate division recorded scanty rains by 17 per cent and 14 per cent within the two states, respectively.

Between June 1 and September 30, Punjab obtained rainfall of 387.6 mm towards a traditional of 467.three mm, leaving a deficit of 17 per cent.

Compared, the neighbouring state of Haryana obtained 376.1 mm rains towards a traditional of 438.6 mm, leaving a deficit of 14 per cent, a MeT official stated.

Chandigarh obtained 791.1 mm rains as towards regular of 846.5 mm, with the deficit being 7 per cent, he stated.

Notably, the nation obtained above-normal monsoon rainfall in the course of the four-month season for the second consecutive yr and recorded the third highest precipitation within the final 30 years, the India Meteorological Division (IMD) had stated on Wednesday.

The monsoon season in India formally begins on June 1 and lasts until September 30.

Among the many locations in Haryana which obtained scanty rains between June 1-30 interval included Panchkula, which noticed 322.2 mm rains as towards regular of 925 mm, leaving a giant deficit 65 per cent.

Rohtak witnessed 215.9 mm of rain towards a traditional of 502 mm, with the deficit being 57 per cent. Ambala noticed 547 mm rain towards a traditional of 850.four mm, leaving a deficit of 36 per cent, the MeT official stated.

Nevertheless, in line with the official, locations together with Sirsa, Kaithal, Karnal, Fatehabad, Gurgaon and Kurukshetra had extra rainfall of 43 per cent, 35 per cent, 29 per cent, 2 per cent, 1 per cent and 9 per cent, respectively.

Hoshiarpur in Punjab noticed 265.6 mm rain towards the traditional of 674.eight mm, leaving a deficit of 61 per cent, the weatherman stated.

Mansa recorded 136.four mm rain towards 301.1 mm, much less by 55 per cent, whereas Tarn Taran had 167 mm rain towards regular of 315.1 mm, much less by 47 per cent. Amritsar witnessed 380.9 mm rainfall towards regular of 506.9 mm, leaving a deficit of 25 per cent, in line with the official.

Ludhiana noticed 337.three mm rain towards regular of 486.2 mm, much less by 31 per cent, whereas Patiala had 392.6 mm rain towards regular of 563.1 mm, a deficit of 30 per cent.

Nevertheless, Punjab’s districts which had greater than common rainfall in the course of the June 1-30 interval included Faridkot, which noticed 75 per cent rains in extra, whereas Muktsar recorded 34 per cent extra rains, the MeT official added.—PTI

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