NEW DELHI: A highly unusual monsoon season this year has yielded 1,100 mm of rainfall in Delhi so far, the highest in 46 years, and almost double the precipitation recorded last year, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Saturday. The figures are subject to change as more rainfall is predicted in the city during the day.
The Safdarjung Observatory, which is considered the official marker for the city, had gauged 1,150mm of rainfall in the 1975 monsoon season. This year, the precipitation has already hit the 1,100-mm mark and the season has not ended yet," an IMD official said.
Weather experts have predicted that the current rainy season may get extended up to early December in Marathwada and other parts of the state. The intensity of rainfall during such extended period, however, may be not as vigorous as witnessed during past instances of protracted rainy season.
Shriniwas Aundhkar, director of city based APJ Abdul Kalam Astro Space and Science Centre, on Tuesday said that the average Equatorial Pacific Sea Surface Temperature may go down in near future producing La Niña conditions. “La Niña is a complex weather system that occurs every few years and causes extended rainfall in parts...
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday said that moderate rainfall with the possibility of heavy spells is likely in the city and suburbs. The IMD in its 24-hour forecast has predicted moderate rainfall in city and suburbs with the possibility of heavy rainfall at isolated places.
According to data shared by the BMC, the island city, eastern suburbs, and western suburbs recorded 39.84 mm, 44.93 mm and 49.12 mm rain, respectively, in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, a high tide of 4.36 metres is expected at 12.40 pm in Mumbai. Also, a low tide of 0.70 metres is likely...