Rain shortfall
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Rain shortfall in 5 north eastern states of India

Our Correspondent

ITANAGAR, July 23: The north east states, including Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur and Meghalaya have received deficient rainfall even as almost half of the four month rainy season is over, according to Guwahati-based Regional Meteorology Centre. Arunachal Pradesh has recorded 495.8 mm rainfall as against the normal 876.5 mm during this monsoon. This is around 43 percent deficient rainfall during the season. Manipur has recorded the highest monsoon deficiency of 71 percent while Nagaland, Meghalaya and Assam have recorded 48, 47 and 32 percent respectively.

Mizoram has recorded 604.1 mm rainfall, which is 18 percent less than the normal rainfall of 740.5 mm. Likewise, Tripura has recorded 642.1 mm rainfall as against the normal 747.6mm, which is around 14 percent deficient rainfall.

However, the weather situation is expected to gradually improve in Siang valley as light drizzle has started, accompanied by speedy winds moistening some pockets of the valley.

Meanwhile, a depression currently lies over Gangetic West Bengal, and heavy rain is expected at isolated places over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura, according to Met official sources.