According to the data received from the Meteorological Department, the capital has received 128.2 mm of rain in four days. At the same time, if we talk about just one day, 74 mm of rain has happened in this October month within 24 hours.
New Delhi: The rain during the last four days in the capital broke the record of the last 66 years. 128.2 mm of rain has been recorded in 11 days of this month. For the first time in the data available with the Meteorological Department since 1954, so much rain has been recorded. Meteorologists have attributed this to the repeated formation of a low pressure area in the Bay of Bengal and simultaneous western disturbances. On the other hand, after four days on Tuesday, when the weather cleared, Delhiites saw sunshine. The forecast of the department is that with the weather remaining open, the day’s mercury will rise due to sunshine.
According to the IMD, Delhi had recorded 236.2 mm of rain in October 1956, while the national capital recorded the highest rainfall in October in the year 1954, when 238.2 mm of rain was recorded.
According to the Meteorological Department, 128.2 mm of rain has been recorded in Delhi this month till 8.30 am on Tuesday, which is the fourth record for the highest rainfall in the month of October.
This month last year, the national capital had received 122.5 mm rainfall. The city did not receive any rain in October 2020, 2018 and 2017, and logged 47.3 mm rainfall in October 2019.
The weather office also predicted cloudy sky and light rain for Wednesday. Delhi is currently witnessing the second prolonged spell of rainfall within three weeks.
The capital had witnessed a late spell of monsoon rains from September 21 to 24 due to an interaction between a cyclonic circulation and a low-pressure system.
However, the current rains are not monsoon showers, which receded from the city on September 29, after giving 516.9 mm rainfall against a normal of 653.6 mm, the IMD said.
The incessant rains, the result of an interaction between a western disturbance and a deep trough of easterly winds, also helped meet the yearly quota (774.4 mm) of precipitation.
Delhi has received 790 mm rainfall so far this year, the IMD said. The capital recorded 31 per cent surplus rain in September — 164.5 mm against a normal of 125.1 mm. It received 286.3 mm rainfall in July, 37 per cent more than normal, but only 24.5 mm precipitation in June against an average of 74.1 mm.