'Barso Re Mega…': Andhra receives 18% surplus rain in June, July

From August to September, normal to above normal rainfall is very likely over Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema, the IMD predicted on Monday

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  2 Aug 2022 2:50 AM GMT
Barso Re Mega…: Andhra receives 18% surplus rain in June, July

Visakhapatnam: Despite the delayed arrival of the southwest monsoon, Andhra Pradesh received 18 percent of surplus rainfall in June and July. IMD-Amaravati said from June 1 to August 1, the state received 271.2 mm against the normal of 229.4 mm.

In June this year, the rainfall was scanty till June 18. Later there was some good rainfall in all parts of the state. Subsequently, there were some good spells of rain in July this year. However, Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam, and Prakasam districts in the state have received deficient rainfall of 15 mm, 6 mm, and 3 mm respectively for the first two months. Considering the total rainfall in the state for the first two months, the state had received above-normal rainfall.

From August to September, normal to above normal rainfall is very likely over Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema, the IMD predicted on Monday. The monthly rainfall over the country as a whole for the August- 2022 is most likely to be normal (94 to 106 % of the Long Period Average (LPA)). The normal to above normal rainfall is very likely over most parts of southeast India, northwest India, and adjoining west-central India. The below normal is likely over the west coast and many parts of east-central, east, and northeast India.

During August, the monthly rainfall is very likely to be normal to above normal over Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema. Normal to above normal maximum and minimum temperatures are likely over North Coastal Andhra Pradesh and normal to below normal maximum and minimum temperatures are likely over South Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema during August, the IMD added.

The IMD said that currently, La Niña conditions are prevailing over the equatorial Pacific region. The latest MMCFS forecast indicates that the La Niña conditions are likely to continue up to the end of the year. Other climate models are also indicating enhanced probability for La Niña conditions during the upcoming season. At present neutral IOD conditions with a negative Dipole Mode Index are present over the Indian Ocean and the latest MMCFS forecast indicates that the negative IOD conditions are likely to develop during the upcoming season.

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