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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Seasonal rain deficit down to 1%

Panaji: With just over a month more for the monsoon season to end, the total is slowly crawling towards the normal mark, but a trend of light to moderate rainfall continued almost throughout August.
The total seasonal touched 2,626.9mm (103.4 inches) on Sunday morning while the normal for the entire season at this stage should be 2651.9mm (104.4 inches), a negligible deficit of just 1%.

Barring hardly a couple of days of heavy rainfall in August, the month has witnessed light to moderate. The deficit during July was 39% and it has been around 15% so far, but the overall total has been propped up by the heavy rainfall during the last week of June.
Rainfall of 2,845.3mm is considered normal for the entire season, and the total having already touched 2626.9mm, the season is expected to be normal, met centre officials said.
A low pressure over westcentral Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh coast that persists slightly upped the rain activity on Sunday and a few areas received rather heavy rainfall.
With it, the associated upper air cyclonic circulation extending up to midtropospheric levels tilting southwestwards with height also persisted.
"The rainfall is likely to be light to moderate during the next few days," N Haridasan, assistant meteorologist, meteorological centre, Altinho said.
During the last 24 hours till Sunday morning, only a few centres recorded moderate rainfall, while other centres recorded light rainfall.

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