- Record-breaking rainfall in last 60 years with 2,439.4 mm rainfall till December 2017
- The Regional Meteorological Centre had earlier claimed that the State was facing a rain deficiency
Imphal: Imphal has again come with a record. This time the weather went with record-breaking rainfall in last 60 years with 2,439.4 mm rainfall till December 2017 in the state.
As per reports, this has been informed by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research’s (ICAR) Imphal centre. The unseasonal rainfall for a week in the city has led to the destruction of a number paddy fields along with a postponement of a number of programmes.
However, the Regional Meteorological Centre had earlier claimed that the State was facing a rain deficiency in this year’s monsoon.
According to an official, Till date the highest rainfall was recorded in the year 1991 with 2,000 and in 1993 with 2,171.6 mm rainfall. Meanwhile, the incessant rainfall has led to flood havoc in the State with property damage of worth crores of rupees and also leaving around 20 dead.
India gets 70% of its annual rainfall in the monsoon, which irrigates half the country’s farmlands. In 2014, IMD had forecast that rainfall in June-September
monsoon season would be 95% of the 50-year average, which is below normal rainfall.
In its August review of the forecast, IMD cut the prediction to 87%, after rainfall in June came in at the lowest in five years.