Monsoon Leaves State

South West Monsoon has withdrawn from the whole State on 5 October, 2018, said Bishnupada Sethi, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC).

Mr.Sethi said that the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted a normal Monsoon during the year 2018 for the country as a whole.
According to its second stage Long Range Forecast issued on 30 May 2018, quantitatively the Monsoon seasonal rainfall for the Central India (which includes Odisha) was predicted to be 99 Percent of the Long Period Average (LPA) with a model error of (+/-) 8 Percent.
The Southwest Monsoon set in over extreme parts of South Odisha and covered some parts of Malkangiri district on 8 June.
Then it advanced and covered 13 districts fully and parts of 8 more districts by 12 June of 2018.
However, it suddenly became weak thereafter and resurfaced towards end of the month and covered the entire Odisha on 27June 2018.
 It may be mentioned that Monsoon normally arrives in Odisha in the second week of June. 
As per bulletin issued by the IMD, During the Monsoon (from June till 5th of October), Odisha has received an average rainfall of 1293.9 mm against the LPA of 1162.8 mm registering a surplus of 11.3 Percent.
11 districts have received surplus rainfall of more than 19 Percent. Going by Blocks, Two Blocks have recorded rainfall of more than 3000 mm and 10 Blocks have recorded rainfall between 2000 mm and 3000 mm during the period from 1 June to 5 October.
The highest rainfall of 3127.9 mm has been received in Thuamul Rampur Block of Kalahandi district followed by 3003.6 mm in Korukonda Block of Malkanagiri district.
Remaining 19 districts have received normal rainfall In all, 108 Blocks have received surplus rainfall of more than 19 Percent, 172 Blocks received normal rainfall, 30 Blocks received deficit rainfall and 4 Blocks received severe deficit rainfall during the period from 1 June to 5 October.

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