30 percent less rain in Kerala, northern districts receive normal rainfall
Kozhikode: With the second spell of south west monsoon, the weathermen recorded 30 percent rainfall deficiency in Kerala compared to last years. At the same time, coastal areas received average rainfall. However, hilly districts Wayanad and Idukki are facing a drought like situation due to the deficient rainfall.
Skymet, the only private weather forecasting agency in India informed that a serious climate change is observed in Kerala and Maharashtra. When Kerala recorded defiecient rainfall, Maharashtra has been receiving increased amount of rain.
In June, 44 percent rainfall deficiency was reported in Kerala. But the condition improved in July. However, northern districts of Kerala have received average rainfall in the monsoon. Kozhikode, Kasaragod and Kannur districts received 9 percent, 14 percent and 13 percent rainfall respectively. It is reported that normal rainfall was recorded in these districts.
Usually, the weathermen observe rainfall between 19 percent and above as normal. Hence, normal rainfall was marked in these three districts though they received deficient rainfall. At the same time, rainfall deficiency is recorded 54 percent in Wayanad and 44 percent in Idukki.
However, the southern districts are mostly affected due to the rainfall deficiency. Skymet has forecasted that Kerala will not receive heavy rainfall in August.
“It is a serious matter of concern for Kerala which used to receive good rains,” said Skymet weather forecast department president GP Sharma while speaking to Mathrubhumi. He also observed that anti-cyclone is obstructing the seasonal wind of monsoon which contributes to heavy rains.
However, 10 percent rainfall deficiency is recorded in Karnataka. Skymet pointed out that Konkan and Goa has been receiving good spell of rain.