January 17, 2021

Monsoon bounces again with 45% extra rains; cheers up oilseed and coarse grain farmers

NEW DELHI: The monsoon has bounced again vigorously after a weak part and delivered 45% extra rainfall than common prior to now few days, cheering farmers as oilseed and coarse grain crops in elements of central and western India had been on the verge of wilting. The monsoon has strengthened considerably in southern, central, western and japanese India. The pattern is prone to proceed in these areas. In northern India, rainfall stays patchy however is anticipated to choose up.

Torrential rain and sturdy winds have lashed many areas on the west coast, bringing down timber and submerging many elements of the metropolis. The climate workplace had earlier issued a ‘crimson alert’ for heavy rainfall in Mumbai.

The monsoon has additionally regained momentum over central India, after the weak part in July, which pressured crops. It’s anticipated to intensify within the coming week.


“The monsoon is at present sturdy over central India, owing to a low-pressure space over Madhya Pradesh,” mentioned M Mohapatra, DG of India Meteorological Division (IMD). This phenomenon has quickly narrowed central India’s rainfall deficit, and may have its results so far as Gujarat and Rajasthan, he added.

One other low-pressure space over the Bay of Bengal helps peninsular India obtain good rainfall. Nevertheless, north India continues to endure from scanty rainfall, recording a 22% deficit because the monsoon season began on June 1. The primary week of August additionally seems to worsen the issue, as rainfall has been almost half its regular quantity thus far.