31 % Deficit in Northeast Monsson in Kerala

Published on: 29 Nov, 2012
Published under: General Kerala News, Kerala Weather News

28 Nov 2012

Northeast Monsson seems to have moved earlier this year than previous years records with a total deficit of – 31%.The southern districts of Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha have registered a huge rainfall deficit of the order of -32%, -44% and -48%, respectively, up to November 21.

“Only three districts have had normal rainfall – Ernakulam, Kottayam and Kozhikode – while all other places recorded deficit rainfall,” said M R Ramesh Kumar, senior scientist, national institute of oceanography (NIO), Goa.There was normal or excess rainfall in most of the districts in that state with only five districts receiving deficient amount of rainfall.

Y E A Raj, regional director, southern region, Indian met department said”We expect northeast monsoon to revive by around Dec 4. But this will be for Chennai region. It is not likely to benefit Kerala. There could be some rainy days for the southern districts of Kerala”.


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