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Rain Records Thrashed In Delhi, No More Rains In January

January 24, 2022 12:24 PM |

National capital swept away, earlier January rainfall records and set the new benchmark.  All records getting reliably maintained since 1901, were beaten hollow when base station at Safdarjung measured  88.2mm rainfall between 01st-24thJan 2022.  All time record was registered majorly in 2 bursts : 06th-09thJan and 21st- 23rd Jan.  There will be likely respite in the remaining days of the month.

The capital city had earlier surpassed 1989 record of 79.7mm on Saturday evening (22ndJan), and added fresh feather in the subsequent 24hr. Now, the representative observatory of Delhi, exceeds and establish new mark of 88.2mm of last 122 years. The airport observatory at Palam has gone on to record rainfall in 3 digits during this period. Palam is the only observatory with rainfall in excess of 100mm (110mm) in Delhi area. The other stations at Lodhi Road, Ayanagar and Ridge measured 96.7mm, 93.7mm and 86.2mm respectively.

Passage of active western disturbance resulted overcast sky and intermittent rains over the weekend. The minimum temperatures in single digit and the maximum dropping 4-6°C have led to cold day conditions over the capital city and surrounding areas. Yesterday, Safdarjung, Lodhi Road, Ayanagar, Ridge and Narela registered day temperature of under 15°C, with lowest of 14.3°C at Narela.

The pair of western disturbance with its induced cyclonic drenched most parts of North India and the national capital. The weather system is now on the verge of clearing north zone shortly. Delhi is likely to observe misty conditions and cloudy sky today and start finding clearance towards late night/early morning. In the wake of the system, cold air will increase the chill factor.

Thick fog in the morning hours will lift on account of moderate breeze, albeit at the cost icy winds lasting during the day. Such conditions are expected to prevail during the remaining days, between 25th and 31stJanuary. Also, no rain is likely during this period over the national capital and neighborhood....

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