20th January 2022

Confidant Classes

Competitors' very first choice

Home | Analysis | Rainfall in August of this year were the highest since 1926 at 32.7cm

Rainfall in August of this year were the highest since 1926 at 32.7cm

However, the season as a whole is expected to see “normal” monsoon as expected in June; rainfall in August of this year were the highest since 1926 at 32.7cm, about 27% more than normal for the month, according to data from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday.

  • In August 1926, precipitation recorded was 34.8 cm, above normal by 33%.
  • IMD officials said that although the August rains were excessive, this year’s monsoon figure as a whole would likely be within the department’s June forecast for normal precipitation (96-104% of the long-term average.

 “There has been a decrease in rainfall across India since the start of September. However, we expect a new recovery around September 17th, ”

Mrutunjay Mahapatra, IMD director general, said at a press conference on Monday.
  • From June to September 6, India recorded 7% more precipitation than normal for this period.
  • In the normal course, the monsoon begins to withdraw from September 15th and this can last almost a month.

Low pressure systems

The heavy rains in August were due to several long lasting low pressure systems, or rainy winds, which formed in the Bay of Bengal and were vigorous enough to move from the southeast coast in northwest India.

“In a typical monsoon season, there are 12-13 LPA. There were fewer this year, but there were six in August and they lasted for several days. Together this led to several days of rain in August, ”

Mrutunjay Mahapatra, IMD director general,
  • The excess rains mainly occurred in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Odisha.

Climate change

  • Prolonged periods of heavy rains followed by prolonged periods of drought are a hallmark of climate change and part of a global shift in monsoon patterns in India, IMD previously said.
  • Mahapatra admitted that the agency’s monthly forecast for July and August was grossly misplaced, but said this was due to “intra-seasonal” variations and that IMD’s short-term forecast models had anticipated periods of heavy rains and suitably warned to the authorities.
  • This year, IMD launched urban flood forecasting services for Mumbai and Chennai and will extend them to Bengaluru and Kolkata.
  • “We can provide these forecasts for other cities as well, but we need detailed city maps. The [four cities] we served were extremely cooperative and communicative with this data, ”said Madhavan Rajeevan, secretary of the Ministry of Earth Sciences.
  • Northwestern India saw 10% less rain than normal; Central India had a surplus of 17%; South India has a 20% surplus and North East India has received exactly what it normally gets.
  • Cooler than normal conditions in the central equatorial Pacific have contributed to the increase in precipitation.
Judiciary FAQ’s Download
Daily NEWS Summary | 19-01-2022

Daily NEWS Summary | 19-01-2022

Supreme Court will order ex gratia payment to relatives of deceased by COVID-19 Daily NEWS Summary | 19-01-2022; Supreme Court…
Read More
Daily NEWS Summary | 18-01-2022

Daily NEWS Summary | 18-01-2022

Supreme Court asks Center to clarify starvation death figures Daily NEWS Summary | 18-01-2022; Supreme Court questions about starvation deaths…
Read More
Daily NEWS Summary | 17-01-2022

Daily NEWS Summary | 17-01-2022

Two out of three Indians killed in Abu Dhabi fuel truck explosion, Yemeni Houthis claim responsibility Daily NEWS Summary |…
Read More
Daily NEWS Summary | 16-01-2022

Daily NEWS Summary | 16-01-2022

Novak Djokovic deported from Australia Daily NEWS Summary | 16-01-2022; Novak Djokovic has been kicked out of Australia after losing…
Read More
Daily NEWS Summary | 15-01-2022

Daily NEWS Summary | 15-01-2022

Election commission extends the ban on rallies and road shows until January 22 Daily NEWS Summary | 15-01-2022; Election Commission…
Read More
Daily NEWS Summary | 14-01-2022

Daily NEWS Summary | 14-01-2022

IAF helicopter crash | The consultation excludes mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence Daily NEWS Summary | 14-01-2022; The tri-agency investigation…
Read More
Daily NEWS Summary | 13-01-2022

Daily NEWS Summary | 13-01-2022

Mother of Unnao rape victim, anti-CAA activist on first list of 125 candidates for U.P. Daily NEWS Summary | 13-01-2021;…
Read More
Daily NEWS Summary | 12-01-2022

Daily NEWS Summary | 12-01-2022

Haridwar hate speech: Supreme Court asks Uttarakhand why defendants were not detained Daily NEWS Summary | 12-01-2022; Supreme Court asked…
Read More
Daily NEWS Summary |11-01-2022

Daily NEWS Summary |11-01-2022

Supreme Court to hear Haridwar hate speech plea tomorrow Daily NEWS Summary |11-01-2022; A three-judge bench led by Chief Justice…
Read More
Daily NEWS Summary | 10-01-2022

Daily NEWS Summary | 10-01-2022

Supreme Court panel to investigate security breach of Prime Minister Modi Daily NEWS Summary | 10-01-2022; Supreme Court announced that…
Read More
error

Enjoy this? Please spread the word :)