Odisha gets for pc deficit rainfall in June

Bhubaneswar
2 Jul 2017

Odisha received an average rainfall of 207.9 mm during June this year against the normal rainfall (Long Term Average) of 216.5 mm, registering a deficit of four per cent.
While seven districts of Malkangiri, Boudh, Bargarh, Ganjam, Koraput, Sambalpur and Subarnapur received a surplus rainfall of more than 19 per cent, 14 districts recorded normal rainfall last month, a senior official said today.
Surplus or deficit rainfall up to 19 per cent is considered as normal. The 14 districts which received normal rainfall are Kandhamal, Deogarh, Nuapada, Rayagada, Nawarangpur, Jharsuguda, Gajapati, Sundargarh, Bolangir, Angul, Kalahandi, Bhadrak, Khordha and Puri.
As many as eight districts -- Jajpur, Kendrapara, Balasore, Keonjhar, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Mayurbhanj and Jagatsinghpur -- had deficit rainfall between 19 per cent and 39 per cent during the month, an official of the Special Relief Commissioner's (SRC) office said.
Malkangiri received the maximum rainfall of 334.5 mm during the month against the normal level of 212.2 mm. Boudh district recorded 322.6 mm rainfall, up from the normal volume of 233.8 mm, officials said.
Dhenkanal is the only district where rainfall was scanty and the deficit was 44 per cent. On an average, the state had ten rainy days during June this year, they said. (PTI)