This time, something is being seen in the monsoon, which is becoming a little difficult to believe. Rajasthan, which is generally considered a dry state, has received 60 percent more rain than UP this time. This is not the usual pattern of rainfall in a state like Rajasthan. From June 1 to September 3, UP should have received 60 percent more rain than Rajasthan, but the opposite happened. So far, the monsoon in Rajasthan has been 42 percent above normal. The desert state recorded 545.6 mm of rain against the normal of 384.1 mm. Out of the 33 districts of Rajasthan, two-thirds i.e. 22 districts have received heavy rain. On the other hand, if we talk about Uttar Pradesh, it is in the grip of drought, where 44 percent less rain has been recorded now. In such a situation, it can be said that everything has turned upside down.
Rajasthan has received 545.6 mm of monsoon rainfall so far, while Uttar Pradesh has received only 343.5 mm of rain as against the normal 614 mm. In Uttar Pradesh, 65 out of 75 districts received deficient rainfall. There are 18 districts that receive very little rain.
IMD Meteorological Department Director General Mrityunjaya Mohapatra says two strange trends in this year’s monsoon have reversed the normal rainfall pattern. Generally, the monsoon from the Bay of Bengal follows the same path. Passing through Odisha, it crosses Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh before crossing into Rajasthan. Due to low pressure, monsoon rains are good in central India and adjoining areas. Usually some move north, bringing rain to the Gangetic region. But this has not been seen for the last two months.
Due to which there was less rain in UP and Bihar. Another reason for the low rainfall in the Ganga plains is the location of the monsoon trough. Due to this there has been less rainfall in North India. Apart from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar recorded a monsoon deficit of 37%, West Bengal 29% and Jharkhand 26%. Bihar, which usually receives twice the average rainfall compared to Rajasthan, has received less rain this time too.