Southwest monsoon 2022: TS received excess rain of 46%, 2nd highest in India

Compared to previous year, when there was an excess rainfall of 39%, this year Telangana received an excess rainfall of 46%. The cumulative rainfall in Telangana this monsoon season was 1,074 mm against the normal 734.8 mm.

By Nimisha S Pradeep  Published on  3 Oct 2022 2:00 AM GMT
Southwest monsoon 2022: TS received excess rain of 46%, 2nd highest in India

Hyderabad: The southwest monsoon ended on 30 September. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Telangana received the second-highest excess rainfall of 46% among all the 29 states and the eight Union Territories. Ladakh is the only one on the list to receive large excess rainfall of 69%.

During this year's southwest monsoon, the entire country received an excess rainfall of 6%. Ten states/Union Territories—Sikkim (20%), Rajasthan (36%), Madhya Pradesh (23%), Gujarat (27%), Dadra & Nagar Haveli & Daman and Diu (43%), Maharashtra (23%), Telangana (46%), Tamil Nadu (45%), Karnataka (30%), and Lakshadweep (36%)—received excess rainfall, i.e., higher than the normal rainfall received in this season.

Compared to previous year, when there was an excess rainfall of 39%, this year Telangana received an excess rainfall of 46%.In June 2022, the state witnessed an excess rainfall of 9%, in July, there was a huge excess of 145%, and in September, there was 35% excess rainfall. In August, there was a 20% fall in season rainfall.

According to the Telangana State Development Planning Society (TSDPS), from 1 June 2022 to 2 October 2022, the state's highest seasonal cumulative rainfall of 1,813 mm was received in Mulugu, followed by Kumaram Bheem with 1,740 mm, and Nirmal with 1,677.3 mm. Nine districts in the state—Kumaram Bheem, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Jagtial, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Karimnagar, Mahabubnagar, Mulugu, and Narayanpet—received large amounts of rainfall. None of the districts had deficient rainfall this year.




Earlier, on 11 September, when the cumulative rainfall in Telangana during SW monsoon had crossed 1,000 mm, T. Balaji, popularly known as Telangana Weatherman, had tweeted that this is the third consecutive year that the cumulative rainfall in the state has crossed 1,000 mm. "Telangana SWM Average rainfall crosses 1000 mm by today, thus we are having hatrick years of 1000mm+ average rains in Telangana during SWM (2020,21,22). This is the first time this has happened in the last 70 years where we are having hatrick years of 1000mm+ rains," he said.

According to the TSDPS data, the cumulative average rainfall in 2020 was 1,009.7 mm and in 2021, it was 1,078.3 mm.

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