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New Delhi : In the month of August in the country, clouds are raining heavily. According to data from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), for the first time in 44 years since 1976, the month of August has received so much rainfall. The situation is that the reservoirs that quench the thirst of the cities are overflowing, the rivers are in spate and many states are flooded.
Rainfall 25 percent above average till August 28
According to the Meteorological Department, till August 28, the country has received 25 percent more rainfall than the average or normal. This August has overtaken August 1983, which received 23.8 percent more rain.
In 1976 in August, the rainfall was more than 28 percent of normal
According to the data, the maximum rainfall in the month of August was 28.4 percent in 1976. Whereas, during the 120 years i.e. between 1901-2020, in the month of August in 1926, the highest rainfall was recorded 33 percent more than the normal.
IMD considers the rainfall between 96 per cent and 104 per cent of the long-term average (LPA) to be the average or normal monsoon. The LPA defines the average rainfall in the country during the 50 years between 1961 and 2010, which is 88 cm.
If we mention the rain so far in the country, it is about nine percent more than normal. Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Goa have received more rains.
Record rains in Sikkim, rivers are in spate and floods in many states
Extreme rains have been recorded in Sikkim. Rivers are in spate in various parts of the country due to excess water and flooding in many states.
Reservoirs are full, more than enough water in rivers
According to the Central Water Commission, due to excessive rains, almost all the water reservoirs in the country have accumulated more than the average of last 10 years. The rivers of Ganga, Narmada, Mahi, Sabarmati, Godavari, Krishna, Mahanadi and Northeast also have more than enough water.
However, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland have received less rainfall. In June this year, 17 percent more rainfall was recorded and 10 percent less rainfall than normal in July.