Dehradun, June 1: As the monsoon embraces the state of Uttarakhand warmly, the tourists enjoy the shower with all their heart in wants of a pleasant weather. And surprisingly, the state received a 32% surplus pre-monsoon rain this year. Rainfall data with the meteorological centre suggest Uttarakhand has received 205.6 mm, 49.7 mm more than the normal 155.9 mm rainfall.
On the contrary, according to the Indian meteorological department, the state had in 2016 recorded a “normal” pre-monsoon rain at 154 mm against the normal level of 155.9 mm. Meteorological centre director Bikram Singh said, “This pre-monsoon season, Uttarakhand witnessed good rainfall with 10 districts receiving excess rains. Despite sluggish rainfall in March, April and May received plenty of rain.”
The hilly state witnessed staggering 139% rain surplus in the last week of May with Rudraprayag and Chamoli districts receiving more than 300% surplus rain than normal. Only Udham Singh Nagar recorded a shortfall of 82% in the last week of the pre-monsoon season.
Singh added that IMD had already predicted a normal monsoon for the year, and Uttarakhand would also have a good monsoon season. However, the tourists across the country can escape to these famous hill stations and enjoy the pleasant weather with some scenic and mesmerizing views.