Setting a five-year record, Kerala has received 139.1 cm of rain since the onset of monsoon season this year on June 1, which is an excess of 48 per cent.
It is for the first time since 2009 that the State is receiving surplus rainfall 40 days after the monsoon season, according to figures accessed from the Met Department.
From 2009, the monsoon rainfall during the period had always remained below normal in the State.
During the first 40 days of the monsoon last year, there was a shortfall of 30 per cent in the rains.
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