Kerala gets record rainfall since 5 yrs

Aparna Raj Thrissur

Thiruvananthapuram: The state has received a record rainfall in this monsoon from June 1 to August 9. It is reported that Kerala received 1805.31 mm rain in this time period. Compared to last year, the state received 30 percent excess rainfall in this period.

Heavy rains lashed Kerala in June- July months for the first time after 2013. Compared to previous years, rainfall was 20 percent excess in 2013. However, the state has been receiving less rainfall in the months of June and July since 2013. Normally, monsoon gathered strength from mid-August to September.

Nilambur received a record rainfall of 398 mm on Thursday in the state. According to Meteorological department, Mananthavady received highest rainfall after 1941. Idukki also received 50 percent excess rainfall in this monsoon.

Kerala is being lashed by heavy intermittent showers presently. Depression, low pressure and strong winds from south have strengthened the monsoon in the state.

However, rainfall in Kasaragod is 20 percent less this monsoon. In Thrissur, rainfall decreased to 7.8 percent in this year.

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