While common departure was 13%, it was a lot worse in parts of north-interior and coastal Karnataka
Karnataka acquired 13% more rainfall than normal through the post-monsoon season from October to December, 2020, with some districts, akin to Bidar and Kalaburagi, receiving way greater than the common. Unseasonal rainfall has continued into January too, inflicting misery amongst farmers in some parts
North-interior Karnataka (NIK) and coastal Karnataka recorded 30% more rainfall than normal in the post-monsoon interval, whereas south-interior Karnataka (SIK) acquired normal rainfall, although some districts had deficiency, in accordance with rainfall statistics for the submit monsoon of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Bengaluru.
While the normal rainfall quantum for the interval is 181.7 mm, the precise rainfall acquired was 205.9 mm. Division-wise, in coastal Karnataka, Udupi acquired 58% more rainfall than normal. In NIK, Bidar recorded 81% more rainfall than normal, whereas Kalaburagi recorded 77% more rainfall than normal.
“In 2019, Karnataka had seen a 70% departure in the post-monsoon season, with coastal Karnataka receiving 127% excess, NIK 77% excess, and SIK 50% excess. In 2020, there was nominally good rainfall in the State,” an IMD Bengaluru official mentioned. In 2018, there was a 48% deficiency in rainfall throughout the State.
SIK was the one sub-division which had no departure from normal, although there was variation in the quantity of rainfall districts acquired. For occasion, whereas Bengaluru Urban acquired 22% more rainfall, Bengaluru Rural recorded the precise reverse — 22% much less than normal. The usually parched Kolar, which has been witnessing a large swing in rainfall quantities even for the south-west monsoon, noticed 53% departure over the normal rainfall. Kodagu and Mysuru, then again, acquired 31% and 30% lesser than the normal rainfall respectively.
As if the outbreak of a pandemic was not sufficient in 2020, the yr additionally noticed heavy rains ensuing in flooding in parts of Karnataka through the monsoon season between June and September. The State acquired 27% extra rainfall — 1,063.9 mm as towards the normal 840.7 mm, with no district recording deficiency in rainfall. Even for the south-west monsoon, parts of NIK and SIK noticed large departures from normal, with most districts recording extra rainfall (over 20% to 59%), and 4 recording massive extra (over 60%). Only seven districts had what’s categorised as normal rainfall: +19% to -19%.
Among the most important departures recorded had been in Bagalkot (74% extra), Kalaburagi (64% more rain), and Koppal (59% extra rainfall). Udupi had additionally acquired 30% extra rainfall.