India Meteorological Department: 2016 Southwest Monsoon End of Season Report

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  • The rainfall during monsoon season (June-September) over the country as a whole was 97% of its long period average (LPA).

  • Seasonal rainfalls over Northwest India, Central India, South Peninsula and Northeast India were 95%, 106%, 92% and 89% of respective LPA.

  • Out of the total 36 meteorological subdivisions, 23 sub-divisions constituting 72% of the total area of the country received normal rainfall and 4 sub-divisions received excess rainfall (13% of the total area) during the season. However, 9 sub-divisions constituting 15% of the total area of the country received deficient seasonal rainfall.

  • Monthly rainfall over the country as a whole was 89% of LPA in June, 107% of LPA in July, 91% of LPA in August and 97% of LPA in September.

  • Southwest monsoon advanced into south Andaman Sea and Nicobar Islands on 18th May (2 days ahead of its normal date). However, further advance was sluggish. It set in over Kerala on 8th June (7 days behind the normal schedule of 1st June) and covered the entire country by 13th July (against the normal date of 15th July).

  • Monsoon withdrawal commenced from West Rajasthan on 15th September with a delay of 2 weeks. It has withdrawn from most parts of Northwest India as on 10th October, 2016.