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Monsoon season ends; J&K second-most rain-deficient in India

*Srinagar only district with excess rainfall*
*Except July, whole year saw below normal rainfall*
Srinagar, 30 Sept: J&K received 401.6 mm rainfall in just concluded Southwest Monsoon 2021, during the scheduled 4 month monsoon from June 1 to September 30. This is 29% below normal monsoon rainfall of 566.0 mm. 
Monsoon has not yet withdrawn from any part of the country but India Meteorological Department (IMD) closes its monsoon rainfall account at 0830 hours on Sept 30, so all rainfall after that hour is counted in “Post Monsoon” rainfall book. 
As per Faizan Arif (Kashmir Weather), an independent weather forecaster, seven out of the twenty districts in the Union Territory have received ‘normal’ rainfall while ten other districts have recorded ‘deficit’ rainfall.
Two districts have recorded ‘large deficiency’ of over 60% while Srinagar is the only district to record ‘excess’ rainfall at 23%. 
Districts                    Deficit/Surplus
Srinagar                    254mm (+23%)
Ganderbal                330mm (+12%)
Budgam                   117.8mm (-36%)
Anantnag                 243.6mm (-18%)
Pulwama                  129.2mm (-15%)
Shopian                    72.5mm (-73%)
Kulgam                     261.2mm (-21%)
Bandipora                117.5mm (-30%)
Kupwara                  177mm (-33%) 
Baramulla                194.7mm (-17%)
Jammu                    668mm (-28%)
Doda                         290.9mm (-33%)
Kathua                     848.7mm (-38%)
Kishtwar                  150.6mm (-65%)
Poonch                    560.0mm (-23%)
Rajouri                     414.4mm (-50%)
Ramban                  300.2mm (-27%)
Reasi                       1295.6mm (-19%)
Samba                    788mm (-15%)
Udhampur              1183.1mm (+14%)
J&K                          401.6mm (-29%) 
After Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura (NMMT), J&K was the most rain-deficient place in the country. NMMT recorded a deficiency of 32%. 
Except July, every other month saw below normal rainfall. July recorded above normal rainfall at 4%.
There was 6% below normal rainfall in January, 73% in February, 32% in March, and 17% in April, 26% in May, 48% in June, 60% in August and 25% in September.

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