10 Andhra districts register excess rainfall in 4 months

Sunday, September 27th, 2020, 04:20:45 PM IST

Ten Andhra Pradesh districts have received excess rainfall in the past four months till September 26, barring Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram with normal rainfall and Srikakulam being the lone deficient district.

According to the Met department’s cumulative data for the period June 1 to September 26, five districts in the southern state reported rainfall beyond 60 per cent than the usual quantum they receive.

Kadapa lead the pack of those five southern districts with 115 per cent more rainfall, followed by Anantapur (83 per cent), Chittoor and Kurnool (76 per cent each) and Nellore (66 per cent).

Five coastal districts registered 20 per cent to 59 per cent more rainfall than usual, Prakasam (44 per cent), Guntur (55 per cent), Krishna (26 per cent), West Godavari (41 per cent) and East Godavari (36 per cent).

In north coastal Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram registered normal rainfall while Srikakulam is the lone district with a deficit rainfall of 25 per cent at a time when most of the state witnessed copious rains.

In terms of actual rainfall in millimeter unit measurement, West Godavari district recorded 1,078 mm against a normal of 763 mm while Prakasam recorded 535.1 mm against a normal of 370.4 mm.