New Delhi: The low pressure over Rajasthan has reportedly been the major cause behind the heavy spell in Delhi, where monsoon generally withdraws by September 25, as per the weather department. While, the national capital is yet to receive another wet spell around September 17-18.
According to India Meteorological Department, a low-pressure area has been developed over East Rajasthan and the neighbourhood with associated cyclonic circulation extending up to middle tropospheric levels. The low-pressure area and its remnant are likely to persist over the same area during 3-4 days.
The Weathermen have identified this low pressure as a long-lived one that entered through Andhra Pradesh and then moved towards Maharashtra and Gujarat and is now lying over Rajasthan.
Even before Saturday’s rain, Delhi recorded the highest rainfall in 46 years. According to the IMD, Delhi records 648.9 mm of rainfall during the monsoon season. This year, the city already reported 1,100 mm of rainfall till Friday.
To note, Delhi has reported 636 mm, 544 mm, 876 mm, 370.8 mm and 505.5 mm during the monsoon season in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, respectively.
Meanwhile, more rain is expected over Delhi, Punjab, Haryana on Saturday which will subsequently reduce, the weather department said. Heavy rain is predicted over Uttarakhand between September 11 and September 15 and over west Rajasthan on September 11 and 12.