Delhi Rain: Delhi logs highest monsoon total in 57 years at 1,161mm | Delhi News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Light showers were recorded in several parts of the capital on Thursday. Safdarjung, the base station for Delhi, received another 12.6mm of rainfall between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm, which took the overall monsoon total to 1,160.8mm so far.
This is now the third-highest ever monsoon total recorded and the highest since 1964, according to India Meteorological (IMD) data, beating the 1975 record of 1,155.6mm of rainfall during the season. In the monsoon of 1964, Delhi had received 1,190.9mm. The all-time rainfall record for the season for Safdarjung is 1,420.3mm, which was witnessed in 1933.

Thursday’s downpour also meant Delhi crossed the 400mm mark for September rainfall, with 404.4mm recorded this month till 5.30 pm on Thursday. This is now just around 13mm short of the all-time September record of 417.3mm, which was recorded in 1944.
In contrast, the capital received only 404.3mm of rainfall during the entire monsoon season of 2019. Last year’s monsoon total was 576.6mm.
IMD has forecast the rain to continue this week, with light to moderate showers expected on Friday. “Activity may reduce over the weekend, however, it will resume again from Monday onwards and light to moderate showers are forecast for Monday until Wednesday again. This means steady rain will continue over Delhi during this period,” said an official.
RK Jenamani, scientist at IMD, said that conditions were currently unfavourable for the withdrawal of monsoon from northwest India until September 29, however, the situation might change depending on the weather conditions. “Delhi-NCR will continue to receive good rain,” Jenamani said.
The capital recorded a maximum of 28 degrees Celsius on Thursday – six degrees below the normal temperature. Relative humidity oscillated between 88 and 98 per cent. Similar conditions are expected on Friday as well. “Light to moderate showers will once again occur across the city. It is possible the September record will be broken by Friday,” said an official.
Delhi’s air quality, meanwhile, remained in the ‘satisfactory’ category on Thursday. It is expected to stay in the same category for the next few days.
Rain triggers waterlogging, snarls
Heavy morning rain in parts of the city, followed by drizzle for the rest of Thursday, led to waterlogging and triggered traffic snarls at different places. While the Pul Prahladpur underpass and both carriageways of the Nangloi flyover were shut, the civic bodies reported incidents of tree falling and waterlogging on internal roads.
PWD and civic officials said, the waterlogged areas included Mehrauli-Badarpur (MB) Road, Anand Parbat, Zakhira underpass, Mundka, Uttam Nagar, Rohtak Road, Sangam Vihar, Dabri, Krishna Nagar, Madhu Vihar, Chhatarpur, Badli and Kirari. South corporation reported waterlogging at Mahavir Enclave Part-1, Beri Wala Park and Bindapur.
There were reports of tree falling from Dayanand Colony in Lajpat Nagar, Safdarjung Enclave, Humayunpur and Shivalik near Malviya Nagar. “We directed our staff to remove the fallen trees,” said an official. A PWD official said compared to previous days, waterlogging complaints were less on Thursday.


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