Odisha Witnesses 31.5% Deficit Rainfall in June

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has witnessed a 31.5% deficit rainfall in the month of June, an official informed.

The State got an average rainfall of 148.3 mm during June this year against the Long Term Average (LTA) of 216.5 mm, recording a deficit of 31.5%.

Generally, Odisha experiences 9.9 rainy days in the month of June on an average,, but there were 7.4 rainy days during June this year.

Jajpur district registered the highest rainfall of 253.7 mm during the month whereas Gajapati district received the lowest rainfall of 59.8 mm, an official at the Special Relief Commissioner’s (SRC) office said.

Four districts – Jajpur, Koraput, Dhenkanal and Nabarangpur received normal rainfall (+ 19% to – 19%) in June.

Around 18 districts had witnesses a deficit rainfall between 19% & 39% during the month.

The districts are Puri, Jharsuguda, Cuttack, Subarnapur, Bhadrak, Deogarh, Khordha, Malkanagiri, Boudh, Jagatsinghpur, Angul, Ganjam, Mayurbhanj, Bargarh, Kalahandi, Balasore, Sambalpur and Kendrapara.
Six districts, such as Balangir, Keonjhar, Nuapada, Nayagarh, Kandhamal and Sundargarh, faced severe deficit rainfall between 39% & 59% during the month, while two other districts  Rayagada and Gajapati received scanty deficit by more than 59%.

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