India Records Highest Rainfall Since 1994  As Monsoon Officially Ends
Tourists hold umbrellas as they visit the Taj Mahal amid rains in Agra. (Source: PTI)

India Records Highest Rainfall Since 1994 As Monsoon Officially Ends

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India recorded highest rainfall this monsoon since 1994, the India Meteorological Department said classifying it 'above normal' as the season officially ended on Monday.

However, monsoon still remains active over several parts of the country with the IMD saying it could be the longest recorded delayed withdrawal of the rain-bearing winds.

Of the 36 meteorological subdivisions of the IMD, two -- west Madhya Pradesh and Saurashtra and Kutch -- recorded precipitation in "large excess".

After making an onset over Kerala on June 8, nearly a week after its normal arrival date, monsoon was sluggish in June and ended with 33 percent deficiency.

However, it picked up pace in July and ended with 33 percent more rainfall than normal. August too recorded 15 percent more rainfall than normal.

Also read: Nearly 142 Dead In Four Days Due To Heavy Rains Across Country

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