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Advance of southwest monsoon 2011 rainfall and weekly forecast (23- 29 July) and outlook for subsequent week (30 July-05 August)

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Highlights of the week

  • Due to strong monsoon westerlies and a deep monsoon trough, there was active/ vigorous monsoon activity over west coast, central and northeastern parts of the country during the week.

  • During the week ending on 20 July, 2011, rainfall for the country as a whole was 7% above LPA with excess rainfall activity over central India and south peninsula.

  • As a result, seasonal rainfall deficiency from long period average (LPA) for the country as a whole has reduced from 3% to 1%.