Southwest Monsoon 2015 So Far a Summary

Did you know East Uttar Pradesh has received only 4% of its normal rainfall so far this Southwest Monsoon 2015.  A summary of Southwest Monsoon so far.

The good news is country on the whole is 102% of normal rainfall cumulatively so far this Southwest Monsoon so far.  Northeast India is having an active season so far with Assam & Meghalaya receiving 171% of normal rainfall so far.

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But the bad news is some of the critical places are still lagging and needs to have very good days ahead to catch up.

Entire West Coast which is now seeing Monsoon pick up over the last couple of days is seeing some serious lagging with all the three divisions Kerala, Coastal Karnataka and Konkan & Goa receiving less than 80% rainfall so far.  Kerala has receiving about 49% rainfall so far while Konkan & Goa is faring even worse at about 48%

The other important worry is Gangetic Plains which are also yet to pick up any pace. East Uttar Pradesh is the worst performing meteorological division after receiving just 4% of its normal rainfall so far. West Uttar Pradesh does not fare very well either with only 16% rainfall so far.  Gangetic West Bengal is marginally better at 37%.

Similarly Uttarakhand which plays a crucial role in the recharging of many rivers in North India is so far seeing a poor monsoon with only 7% rainfall so far.

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In regular weather news there is some chances of convective thunderstorms over North Tamil Nadu with places around Tiruvannamalai / Jawwadhu Hills / Tirupathur possibly getting some rains.  There is a very decent possibility of some of these remnant storms to reach Chennai and provide some spells of rains especially to the southern suburbs of Chennai.