The east and New Delhi see the maximum rainfall, the northwest receives the least
Delhi is expected to receive heavy rain on Wednesday, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) officials said on Sunday.
The monsoon arrived in Delhi on Thursday, three days late, but brought heavy rains. It erased the deficit that had persisted until then. In June, the Safdarjung meteorological station recorded 141.7mm of rainfall, an excess of 91% against a normal of 74.1mm for the month, according to IMD data. Much of this precipitation was recorded on Thursday. In the 24 hours from 8:30 a.m. Thursday to 8:30 a.m. Friday, the Safdarjung weather station recorded 117.2 mm of precipitation. Until June 30, the rainfall deficit was around 67%.
The East and New Delhi received the maximum rainfall so far, according to IMD’s Custom Rainfall Information System.
While East Delhi received 111% more rain than usual, New Delhi received 58% more. Northwest Delhi has the least rain and has an 84% deficit, according to the data.
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On Sunday, the city recorded very light rain with 0.1mm of rainfall at Safdarjung Observatory, but some parts of the city, such as the ridge (22mm), Delhi University (19mm) and Pitampura (20.5 mm) received moderate rain.
The maximum temperature was recorded at 35.7 degrees Celsius, one degree below normal, while the minimum was 26.2 degrees Celsius, two degrees below normal. The humidity fluctuated between 83% and 62%.
According to the IMD forecast, Monday is expected to see light rain and thunderstorms. The temperature will be between 36 and 27 degrees Celsius. Moderate rain is expected on Tuesday, followed by heavy rain on Wednesday. The daytime temperature on Wednesday is expected to drop to 32 degrees Celsius.
According to IMD
parameters, precipitation below 15 mm is light, between 15 mm and 64.5 mm is moderate, between 64.5 mm and 115.5 mm is heavy, and between 115.6 mm and 204.4 mm is very heavy. Extremely heavy rainfall will exceed 204.4 mm.