13 Jul 2012 4:21 PM from States of India
Suryaprabha Chandrasekaran

Rainfall data as of 11 July released

Precipitation 0.68% above LPA

India Meteorological Department released the rainfall report for the week ending 11 July 2012. Precipitation at the all-India level was 0.68 per cent above the Long Period Average (LPA).

In the week, nineteen states received rainfall below the LPA. In Manipur, precipitation was 78.2 per cent below the LPA, the highest negative deviation in India. It received merely 40 mm rainfall against the normal 165.4 mm. Karnataka followed with rainfall that was 56.6 per cent below the LPA. On the other hand, Madhya Pradesh, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Puducherry, Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar received excess rainfall.

During 1 June - 11 July 2012, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa and Chattisgarh received normal rainfall. The southern peninsula continued to receive less than normal rainfall, barring the sub-divisions of Telangana and Coastal Andhra Pradesh. Of the three sub-divisions in Karnataka, only Coastal Karnataka received normal rainfall. Tamil Nadu & Pondicherry and the sub-divisions of Kerala and Rayalaseema received deficient precipitation.