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Rain deficit shrinks

 Mint, Delhi, 8th September, 2014


Northwest India witnesses heavy downpours while floods wreaked havoc in Jammu and Kashmir A family in Jammu and Kashmir being airlifted to drier parts. to drier parts More than 150 people were reported dead in worst floods in the Kashmir valley in the past 50 years. Photo: PTI With heavy rains over central and peninsular India, the monsoon deficit shrank during the past week. Northwest India, which has received relatively low rainfall this monsoon, too witnessed heavy downpours, while floods wreaked havoc in Jammu and Kashmir. However, 57% of the country has now received normal rainfall. In the coming week, northwest India will continue to receive heavy scattered rainfall, mainly over Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir, while the west coast will receive thundershowers in the first half of the week, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.