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    India receives normal rains, Kerala hit with surplus of 170%, says IMD

    India receives normal rains, Kerala hit with surplus of 170%, says IMD

    India receives normal rains, Kerala hit with surplus of 170%, says IMD
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    By CNBC-TV18  IST (Published)

    As we enter the last leg of the monsoon season, the whole country has received normal rainfall of about 582 mm this year with the percentage departure from long period average (LPA) at 8 percent, India Meteorological Department said on Tuesday.
    While the eastern and northern part of the country have received a lower-than-normal rainfall at 28 percent in the three month period starting June to August, Kerala and Karnataka have received a surplus of 13 percent, IMD said.
    Kerala received about 170 percent more rainfall than normal from August 1 to August 17, resulting in state-wide floods and landslides and the death of 324 people.
    Northwest India received about 409 mm while the Central India received 680 mm of rainfall this year.
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