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Monsoons News: 26 percent less rain this July in India: Imd

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Monsoons News: 26 percent less rain this July in India: Imd

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Director General of the Indian Meteorological Department Mrityunjay Mohapatra said on Sunday that the rainfall across the country in July has been 26 percent less. Parts of the national capital Delhi received light to moderate rain on Sunday. The maximum temperature in the capital was recorded at 36.4 degree Celsius. The Meteorological Department gave this information.

The IMD had predicted normal rainfall in its forecast for July. After a break in Monsoon, the Southwest Monsoon started to advance again from July 8. Since then it has been raining heavily in many parts of the country. Light to moderate intensity rain accompanied by thunderstorm occurred in some parts of Delhi, the department said.

The weather official said the minimum temperature in the city was recorded at 28 degrees Celsius today, a notch above the average. He said that at 5.30 pm the humidity was recorded at 75 per cent. The Meteorological Department has forecast moderate to heavy rain at isolated places in Delhi on Monday. The department has forecast the minimum and maximum temperatures to be 25 and 32 degrees Celsius respectively on Monday.

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Singh was also informed by the officials during his visit to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) that the IMD has 27 radars across the country and the number will reach 50 in the coming years. The minister studied the southwest monsoon trends for an hour with the officials. He also visited the Special Satellite and Radar Sections, and discussed the process of data acquisition on real time basis. Singh was also briefed about the change in the air quality of Delhi.

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“The Director General of IMD Mrityunjay Mohapatra informed the minister that the monsoon rainfall in the month of June this year was 10 per cent above normal, but in July so far it has received 26 per cent less rainfall,” a statement said. July and August, which are the four months of the rainy season, receive maximum rainfall in the country.

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