June records 'excess' rainfall, good precipitation expected in July: IMD
The month of June ended with "excess" rainfall, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday, forecasting a good precipitation in July. According to the IMD data, the overall rainfall in June was 118 per cent of the Long Period Average (LPA), which is considered excess rainfall. It was also the wettest June in the last 12 years, the IMD said.
Assam has witnessed floods, while Bihar has also received excess rainfall.
However, the rainfall over this region will reduce over the next 5-10 days, IMD director general Mrutunjay Mohapatra said.
The Northwest India subdivision comprises the north Indian states. The rainfall here was 104 per cent of the LPA, while in the South Peninsula, it was 108 per cent of the LPA. (Photo: Reuters)