Since March, Assam and Meghalaya get 55% excess rain
The prevailing pre-monsoon that Assam and Meghalaya have recently experienced is not only higher than what the states have seen in the past five years but 55% more rainfall than normal. It is important to note that country's total rainfall since March has been 8% less than normal,
Besides Assam and Meghalaya only Goa and Konkan have received excess rainfall (20% more than normal).
The reason for the high rainfall is attributed to the high moisture content over the Bay of Bengal which moved towards Assam and Meghalaya through Bangladesh. Had this moisture travelled in the opposite direction, Odisha and the southern parts of India would have received more rainfall.
Featured Image: www.indiatimes.com