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Delhi Monsoon: Single-day rain turn Delhi to normal from deficient, more showers ahead

August 15, 2020 9:16 AM |

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The national capital got choked with heavy rains between August 12th night and 13th morning and continued even thereafter. Delhi was struggling with deficient rains in many pockets, the poorest being Northwest Delhi with a scanty figure of -70%, and close behind was Central Delhi at -66%.

On 13th August, the Safdarjung observatory recorded 68.2mm of rain which happens to be the highest 24-hour rainfall in the last 5 years. The same day, base station Palam measured 93.6mm rain, the second-highest in the last 10 years. Few other locations nearly scored a century.

Before this deluge, out of 9 districts of Delhi, 4 were scanty (deficiency > 50%), 2 were deficient (deficiency > 20%) and only 3 were within normal range ( +/- 19%). This heavy spell has changed the configuration phenomenally and 2 districts have turned excess (>50%) and only 2 have remained deficit now. The overall deficiency of 33% has now been reduced to meager 10%. The day temperatures also dropped sharply to become 5-6°C below the normal.

Delhi Rainfall Map

This is a record recovery and raises the prospects of seasonal rainfall to sustain at normal.

There are rainy days ahead for the capital city. The next three days may observe moderate showers at places in Delhi and become light thereafter. The day temperature is likely to remain in low thirties.

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