Shimla: The monsoon brought three percent more rains than normal during the current rainy season, met office said today.
It was for the first time in the past five years that the state got surplus rains.
The overall monsoon was above the average in most districts of the state. For the period June 1 to Aug 31 the state saw 687.5 mm of rain against the normal average of 665.5 mm.
Except Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Lahaul and Spiti and Sirmaur districts, all the other seven districts experienced extra rains.
Kinnaur received 171 percent extra rainfall while Kullu got 94 percent excess rainfall.
The south western monsoon that reached the state July 5 would remain active in the region till Sep 15.
Previously for the last five years the state has seen deficit rainfall from June 1 to Aug 31.
There was deficit rainfall of 47% in 2009, 11% in 2008, 32% in 2007, 20% in 2006, and 11% in 2005.