Bhubaneswar, October 1 (Local Wire) Odisha recorded a 29.4% surplus rainfall in the last month of June- September monsoon season, said the weather office latest update.
In September, Odisha received an average rainfall of 300.1 mm against the long-term average (LTA) of 231.9 mm, registering a surplus of 29.4%.
Kendrapara district received the highest rainfall of 653.0 mm (175.2% surplus) and Jharsuguda district received the lowest rainfall of 122.3 mm (42.0% deficit) during the month.
The monsoon season runs from June to September.
For the entire season, the monsoon rainfall recorded 1292.2 mm against the LTA of 1144.3 mm, recording a 12.9% surplus
Eleven districts of Odisha registered over 19% surplus rainfall during the four-month summer rain season from June to September.
The surplus districts are Kalahandi, Puri, Malkangiri, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Khordha, Jagatsinghpur, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Koraput and Rayagada.
The remaining 19 districts of the state received normal rainfall during the monsoon season
Malkanagiri district received the highest rainfall of 2074.2 mm (44.9% surplus) and Nayagarh district received the lowest rainfall of 950.0 mm (5.7% deficit) during the June-September period.
Going by the Block-wise rainfall data, 112 Blocks have received surplus rainfall of more than 19%, 171 Blocks received normal rainfall (+19% to -19%), 27 Blocks received deficit rainfall (shortfall of >19% up to 39%) and 4 Blocks received severe deficit rainfall (shortfall of >39% up to 59%) during these 4 months June-July-August-September, 2018 cumulatively.
The Block-wise details of 27 Blocks received deficit rainfall (shortfall of >19% up to 39%) and 4 Blocks which received severe deficit rainfall (shortfall of >39% up to 59%) are indicated below.
There were total 50.0 rainy days during June to September 2018 against the normal average of 52.4 rainy days.
There were 8.1 rainy days in June, 15.6 rainy days in July, 15.9 rainy days in August and 10.4 rainy days in September 2018.