Odisha records 31.5% deficit rainfall in June


Bhubaneswar: Odisha got average rainfall of 148.3 mm against the Long Term Average (LTA) of 216.5 mm registering a deficit of 31.5% during June this year, said an official release.

According an Special Relief Commissioner’s office, Jajpur district received the highest rainfall of 253.7 mm during the month whereas Gajapati district received the lowest rainfall of 59.8 mm.

At least four districts which received normal rainfall (+ 19% to – 19%) are Jajpur, Koraput, Dhenkanal and Nawarangpur. Rainfall in 18 districts namely, Puri, Jharsuguda, Cuttack, Subarnapur, Bhadrak, Deogarh, Khordha, Malkanagiri, Boudh, Jagatsinghpur, Angul, Ganjam, Mayurbhanj, Bargarh, Kalahandi, Balasore, Sambalpur and Kendrapara remained deficit between 19% & 39% during the month.

Rainfall in six districts namely, Balangir, Keonjhar, Nuapada, Nayagarh, Kandhamal and Sundargarh remained severe deficit between 39% & 59% during the month while two districts namely Rayagada and Gajapati received scanty i.e. deficit by more than 59%.

On an average, the State experienced 9.9 rainy days in June. There were 7.4 rainy days during June this year.

Going by the block-wise rainfall data, 19 number of Blocks have received surplus rainfall (>19%), 73 Blocks received normal rainfall (+ 19% to – 19%), 90 Blocks received deficit rainfall (-19% to -39%), 85 Blocks received severe deficit rainfall (-39% to -59%) and 47 Blocks received scanty rainfall i.e. deficit by more than 59% during the month.


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