State gets 9% excess rainfall

Monday, Sep 15, 2014,18:44 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kerala has received nine per cent excess rainfall till September 10, contrary to some earlier weather reports that predicted deficit during this South West monsoon season. South West Monsoon, which marked its entry into the sub-continent in a sluggish manner on June 6, gained momentum in the last one month resulting in copious rains across the state.
According to the data put out by the Meteorological Centre, the state received actual rainfall of 2041.3 mm against the normal rain of 1870.9 mm registering 9 per cent excess. India Meteorological Department (IMD) director K Santhosh said that though South West monsoon had set in over the state in a sluggish manner in June, majority of districts received good rain than the normal rate.
Ten of the total 14 districts of the state received excess rain. Eranakulam and Idukki districts received excess rainfall during the period– 21 per cent more than the normal rainfall.
When assessing data with other districts, Wayanad (- 2 per cent), Alappuzha (- 4 per cent), Kasaragod (- 9 per cent), and Thrissur (- 8 per cent) had a deficit. Pathanamthitta, Kottayam and Malappuram received good rainfall during the period.