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State Gets 95% Deficient Rainfall In 13 Days Of Sep | Chandigarh News – Times of India

Bathinda: After facing 62% deficient rainfall in the month of August, the situation has worsened in the first two weeks of September with 13 districts recording no rainfall at all in Punjab. Rainfall in the state from September 1-13 has been recorded 95% deficient, which falls in the category of large deficient. With almost two dry months, now the long period average (LPA) of southwest monsoon (June-September) till September 13 has been recorded at 13% less than normal. Till July 31, rainfall was 44% above normal in Punjab. From September 1-13 the 2.20mm rainfall has been recorded in the state against normal of 45.90 mm, from June 1 to September 13 it has been recorded at 355.10mm against normal of 408mm.
In these 13 days only, Pathankot district has recorded rainfall in the category of deficient (20-59% less) with 58% deficient while eight districts recorded large deficient (60-89% less).
Amritsar recorded 3.8mm rainfall as against normal of 43.3mm (91% deficient), Gurdaspur recorded 6.3mm against 46.5mm (86% less), Hoshiarpur got 4.1mm against 57.6mm (93% less), Jalandhar had just 0.5mm against normal of 60.3mm (99% less), Ludhiana recorded 2.8mm against 50.5mm (94% less), Rupnagar had 13.1mm against 83.2mm (84% less), SAS Nagar had 3.4mm against 71.8mm (95% less), Patiala recorded 2.8mm against normal 64.2mm (96% below normal) while Chandigarh received 4.5mm against a normal of 96.8mm (95% deficient). The districts of Sangrur, Mansa, Barnala, Bathinda, Moga, Faridkot, Muktsar, Fazilka, Ferozepur, Tarn Taran, Kapurthala, SBS Nagar and Fatehgarh Sahib recorded no rainfall from September 1 to 13.

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