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Do not predict heavy rainfall for Kerala in next 5 days, says IMD

Updated : August 21, 2018 03:13 PM IST

A report by the IMD shows that all India rainfall deficiency is at 8 percent of the long period average, earlier it was 12-13 percent.

M Mohapatra of IMD said there has been significant improvement in rain activity for the country as a whole during past one week. The north eastern states continue to have most deficient rainfall and so does Bihar and Jharkhand.

However, the rainfall distribution has been homogenous in nature and only Kerala has received excess rainfall, which led to floods.

"There are no floods elsewhere and so no major crop destruction as of now. Sowing patterns are also normal," he said.

"For Kerala, they do not predict heavy rains for the next five days, which could help relief and rescue operations," said Mohapatra.
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