IMD forecast that India will have 98% of its normal (long-period average) rainfall, with an error margin of 5% (+ or -).
Seasonal rainfall (March 1 to June 19, 2013)
- The cumulative seasonal rainfall during for the country as a whole was 130.7mm which is 54 percent above normal rainfall of 84.7 mm.
- Out of 36 meteorological sub-divisions, the rainfall was excess in twenty six sub-divisions, normal in six
- Sub-divisions, and deficit in one sub-division and scanty in three sub-divisions and no rain in zero sub-division.
- In the country, 61% districts received excess and 13% districts received normal rainfall during southwest monsoon season so far. However, 14% districts received deficient and 11% districts received scanty rainfall and 1% districts received no rainfall.
Outlook for subsequent days from July 1-5, 2013
- Rainfall would occur at all over the country.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur at a few places over east Uttar Pradesh, East Madhya Pradesh, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam & Meghalay.
- Heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur at one or two places over Bihar and north Chhattisgarh.
- Heavy rainfall would occur at one or two places over coastal Karnataka, Kerala, Gangetic West Bengal and coastal areas of Odisha. Weather Report
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- Dry weather prevailed in the Madhya Maharashtra region of Maharashtra region during past few days. Agricultural operations like harrowing in the field as a preparatory tillage operation are in progress. Low intensity of wilt in pomegranate and sucking pest in vegetables were noticed.
- Moderate rainfall received in Orissa state during past few days. The maximum temperature was 0.6°C less than the normal (36.1°C) and the minimum temperature was 0.9°C less than the normal (26.5°C). Agricultural operations like sowing of kharif dry direct seeded paddy in upland, raising dry bed and wet bed nursery for rice and ragi, sowing of ragi, maize, pigeon pea, groundnut, cotton, cowpea, green gram, black gram, intercultural operation and plant protection in jute, irrigation and plant protection of sugarcane, planting of tube rose, chrysanthemum, marigold colocasia and yam and kharif vegetables like okra and cucurbits are in progress. Low intensity of scale insects and top shoot borer in sugarcane, fruit & shoot borer and wilt in brinjal, panama wilt, banana aphid, leaf spot disease and nematode in banana were noticed.
- Light rainfall received in Jharkhand state during past few days. The maximum temperature ranged between 29.4 to 33.3°C and minimum temperature ranged between 21.2 to 24.2°C. Agricultural operations like sowing of different kharif crops, rising of rice seedlings and land preparation in medium to low lands are in progress. No pests and diseases were noticed.
- Dry weather prevailed in Punjab state during past few days. The maximum temperature ranged between 34.2 to 39.6°C and minimum temperature ranged between 22.4 to 31.0°C. Agricultural operations like transplanting of rice, sowing maize, irrigation in sugarcane and cotton crops are in progress. No pests and diseases were noticed.
Source From: INDIAN METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT, ICAR