Delhi So Far Receives Lowest Rainfall In August In 10 Years

Delhi recorded 37.1 mm rainfall within the first 12 days of August final yr (Representational)

New Delhi:

The nationwide capital has recorded 72 per cent much less rainfall than regular in August thus far, the bottom in 10 years, in response to India Meteorological Division knowledge.

That is regardless of the climate division’s prediction of reasonable to heavy rains between Sunday and Thursday.

The Safdarjung Observatory, which supplies official figures for the town, has recorded simply 31.1 mm rainfall this month thus far towards the traditional of 109.6 mm.

The Palam climate station has recorded 55.6 mm precipitation, which is 51 per cent lower than the traditional 114.three mm.

The Lodhi Highway Observatory has gauged simply 25.6 mm rainfall towards the traditional of 109.6 mm — a deficiency of 77 per cent.

The nationwide capital recorded 37.1 mm rainfall within the first 12 days of August final yr.

The town recorded 56 mm through the corresponding interval in 2018, 64 mm in 2017 and 41 mm in 2016.

It recorded 110.6 mm rainfall through the corresponding interval in 2015 and 120.5 mm in 2014.

In July this yr, Delhi had recorded 236.9 mm precipitation, which was 12 per cent greater than the traditional of 210.6 mm.

Mahesh Palawat, an skilled at Skymet Climate, a non-public forecasting company, stated the town didn’t witness good rains as a result of the axis of monsoon stored on fluctuating and didn’t stay over Delhi-NCR for an extended length.

“One after one other, a number of climate methods developed over central India which pulled the monsoon trough in the direction of north Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh,” he stated.

Largely, the monsoon trough remained south of Delhi and crossed over the town briefly, Mr Palawat stated.

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