Soil moisture update by VanderSat – India September 2021
September 16, 2021
eninsular India higher levels of soil moisture
Soil moisture development in India as of the 2nd week of September shows peninsular India having higher levels of soil moisture as compared to long term average. Most other parts of the country however present drier conditions currently.
Monsoon / cyclonic rains had a direct impact on soil moisture levels in much of the country. IMD rainfall data- on departures from long period averages showing heavier rainfall for May and June – is similar to the then prevailing high soil moisture levels shown in this map. The map shows VanderSat soil moisture satellite data with 20 day backward looking average, deviation from climatology top 10 centimeters.