By its late arrival and sluggish nature, the South-West monsoon has caused a 22 per cent rainfall deficit in the State so far. The monsoon set in the State on June 16, instead of the normal date of June 5, and it has not been so active since then.
Rainfall deficit has been reported from as many as 17 out of 23 districts in the State with Nellore accounting for the highest 72 per cent, followed by Adilabad (54 per cent) and Kurnool (50 per cent). Warangal district reported a deficit of just four per cent.
The State, as a whole, received 79.1 mm of rainfall till June 28 as against its normal of 101.1 mm -- a deficit of 22 per cent. On the positive side, Hyderabad district received a rainfall of 150.2 mm compared to its normal of 91.3 mm -- an excess of 65 per cent. Krishna district reported a 61 per cent excess, Ranga Reddy 49 per cent and Guntur 35 per cent.
Meanwhile, the monsoon continued to be inactive on Friday too. There was light to moderate rain in the State, with Tada, Palamaneru, Arogyav- aram, Thamballapalli, Pakala and Vikarabad receiving 3 cm each and Tirumala, Khanapur, Kondangal and Hanamkonda 2 cm each.